Tag Archives: Benefits of Omega-3 DHA+EPA

Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems

A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.1 In the study […]

Higher level of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, is associated with lower dementia Risk

Individuals who have higher levels of a fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their blood may have a significantly lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report in the Archives of Neurology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Archives journals. Age, family history and genetic […]

DHA Supplements May Lessen Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

High doses of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements may help prevent progression to dementia in people who is generically at higher risk of developing dementia, i.e., carrying the apolipoprotein ε4 allele (APOE4), a new review published online January 17, 2017 in JAMA Neurology. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), found almost exclusively in marine organisms living in cold water, is […]

Take Omega-3 Fatty Acids for a Healthy Brain

Omega-3 rich diet not only helps prevent cardiovascular disease but may also help prevent depression. Large body of researches has shown that increasing omega-3 consumption reduces incidence of neurological and immune disorders. The relation of omega-3 fatty acids — mainly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) — and depression has been revealed in several […]

Eight nutrients to keep brain young and sharp

Brain health is one of the most important components in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As people age, they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased critical thinking to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. To keep brain in good shape, here are eight nutrients that may help. 1. Cocoa Flavanols:Cocoa flavanols have been linked to […]

Consumption of Omega-3s Lowers the Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

Blood levels omega-3 fatty acids from either fish or plants are moderately associated with a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, according to a new epidemiological study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, by researchers from Stanford and Tufts.1 Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids with a double bond (C=C) at the third carbon atom […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Depression In Coronary Heart Disease

Depression is known to cause coronary heart disease in healthy patients. In patients with existing coronary heart disease, depression could cause adverse cardiovascular outcomes. A study carried out jointly by the scientists from NIH, Stanford, UCSF and Emery University showed that lower levels of omega–3 fatty acids in diet not only increase coronary heart disease […]

Fructose alters genes in the brain and omega-3 fatty acids can reverse the damages

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A study by UCLA scientists has found that hundreds of those brain genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet. […]

Mediterranean diet may reduce breast cancer risk

A preliminary study in JAMA Internal Medicine reported that older women in Spain who ate a traditional Mediterranean diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil were less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. The breast cancer study was bootstrapped onto a landmark clinical trial in Spain called Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED).  In 2013, the first results […]

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supports a Healthy Brain

There is mounting evidence that a diet containing omega-3 fatty acids not only helps prevent cardiovascular disease but may also help prevent depression. New research has shown that increasing omega-3 consumption reduces incidence of neurological and immune disorders. The relation of omega-3 fatty acids — mainly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) — and […]