The amount of high-quality evidence is insufficient for using omega-3 fatty acids
to treat major depressive disorder in adults, researchers said in a Cochrane Review.
Nasrallah is correct that wild salmon is a good choice for pregnant women who want to boost intake of omega-3 fatty acids
(Current Psychiatry, Comments & Controversies, December 2014; pg 33 [http://bit.
Editor's Note: "We also found that higher dietary intake of alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid
found in vegetable oils and nuts, is associated with lower ALS risk," Kathryn Fitzgerald added.
We wish to draw the attention of SAMJ readers to the findings of a recent survey on the omega-3 fatty acid
content of fish oil supplements available on the SA market.
The vast difference in heart disease and levels of marine-derived omega-3 fatty acid
are not due to genetic factors, Sekikawa said.
Consumers can easily increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids
by including more seafood in their diets.
Association between omega-3 fatty acid
supplementation and risk of major cardiovascular disease events: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
We want to combine the global market reach and experience of BASF with the know-how of Pronova in omega-3 fatty acids
EATING fish and other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids
may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests.
The study involved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans and tests for mental function and omega-3 fatty acids
in red blood cells.
Terrestrial plants contain the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid and the omega-3 fatty acid
alpha-linolenic acid but not the long-chain metabolites arachidonic acid, or EPA and DHA.
Omega-3 fatty acid
metabolism produces eicosanoids that inhibit inflammation, blood clotting, and arrhythmias and decrease blood pressure.
Omega-3 fatty acid
deficiency is also linked to Parkinson's disease.
Leading experts recommend DHA as a key omega-3 fatty acid
for prenatal development.
29 June 2009 - A new value added marketing trend is increasing the omega-3 fatty acid
content in food products aimed to improve cardiovascular health.