Category: Essential Fatty Acids

Fish oils block heart arrhythmias

It has long been known by scientists that consuming fish lowers the risk of cardiac disease. According to an article printed in the journal of the American Heart Association, Circulation researchers now have laboratory evidence to explain how consuming fish oil can prevent heart arrhythmias. Experiments have shown that the omega-3 essential fatty acids from Read More …

Fish oil slows kidney disease progression

A daily dose of fish oil slows the progression of kidney disease. A Mayo Clinic study, reported the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, showed that people suffering from IgA nephropathy who took the fish oil had significantly better kidney function. The report shows that the benefits of fish oil continue over time. Researchers followed Read More …

Fish oil may protect against colon cancer

Scientists at TexasA&MUniversityhave gained new insight into how diet affects colon cancer. They have discovered that eating mostly corn oil or fish oil can affect the fatty acid composition of cell membranes, which in turn can affect whether a cell will become cancerous. The researchers, led by Joanne R. Lupton, a professor who holds appointments Read More …

Fish Oil May Benefit Crohn

A combination of fish oil and vitamin E reduced the levels of cytokines (pro-inflammatory proteins that cause the joint swelling, pain and tenderness) in mice. This result found in a study lead by JayaVenkatraman, Ph.D., University of Buffalo associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, and published in the Journal Read More …

Fish oil and vitamin E have anti-inflammatory effect

Fish Oil and Vitamin E have Anti-inflammatory Activity A combination of fish oil and vitamin E reduced the levels of cytokines (pro-inflammatory proteins that cause the joint swelling, pain and tenderness) in mice. This result found in a study lead by Jaya Venkatraman, Ph.D., University of Buffalo associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Read More …

Fish Oil and Heart Failure

Research appearing in The Lancet (DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61239-8, published online Aug 31, 2008 ahead of print) shows that fish oil is beneficial to patients with congestive heart failure. The double-blind, placebo-controlled study took place in over 300 cardiology centers in Italy, and involved over 7,000 patients diagnosed with heart failure. Half of the subjects took a daily Read More …

Fish beneficial to diabetics

Fish oil, (omega-3 fatty acids from fish) has been shown to have cardiac benefits. It can help to decrease blood triglyceride levels, improve the functions of blood vessels and reduce blood clot formation. These benefits have been known for the general population; now it seems that the cardiac benefits of fish oil holds true for Read More …

Evening Primrose Oil

The Evening Primrose, or Oenothera biennis, is a wildflower found in North America and Europe. It is so-called because its flowers open during the evening. In Germany it is known as the “night candle”. The seeds are the source of oil that essential fatty acids. Evening primrose oil contains linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. These Read More …

Essential Fatty Acids Safer than NSAIDs for Pain

In a study that appeared in Surgical Neurology (2006; 65(4): 326-31), 250 patients with neck or back pain (deemed as nonsurgical by a physician) were supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil) at a dose of 2,400 mg/day. All of the subjects were taking pain medication at the start of the study. After two Read More …

Diabetes Risk is Related to the Type of Fat you Eat

According to research published in  the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2001;73:1001-1002, 1019-1026, Trans fats, the kind found in a lot of packaged food, like cookies, crackers, certain dressings and much processed food can increase the risk for developing type II diabetes. Trans fats can be found in food with the words “hydrogenated oil” Read More …