Category Archives: Omega-3

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

Study shows Flaxseed to be an appetite suppressant

Study shows Flaxseed to be an appetite suppressant

Flax seed has many documented benefits. WebMD has a good entry [1] Cancer Cardiovascular disease diabetes inflammation Hot flashes Flax seed’s active compounds are Lignans Omega-3 fatty acids Dietary fiber Phytoestrogens, or plant estrogens An added benefit could be appetite control: The main conclusion from [2] is : “A small …Read the Rest

Nutrition and Your Health: Too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3 Can Be  Hazardous to Your Health!

Nutrition and Your Health: Too much Omega-6 and not enough Omega-3 Can Be Hazardous to Your Health!

MND: Yes, nutrition is a science,   but it is  also  a market that many large corporation salivate about, if you pardon the pun…So we should take a hard look at what is being pushed on us.  Recent years has seen a great increase of  the consumption of vegetable oils. This …Read the Rest

Nutrition:  Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

Nutrition: Study shows low levels of Omega-3 bring relief in mood disorders

MND: Omega-3 have been known to help combat mood disorders such as depression. So much so that the US Army is sponsoring clinical trials to investigate Omega’s anti-PTSD  and anti-depressive effect Quoting Nutraingredients: “..The study aims to determine whether taking omega-3 EPA/DHA fish oil daily (2.52 grams) for eight weeks …Read the Rest

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

Heart Health: Synthetic fish oil pill shown very effective against high triglycerides

MND: Amarin corporation has publish results of a Phase III clinical trial of their AMR101  drug which is an ethyl icosapentate (ethyl-EPA). “..The MARINE study, investigating AMR101 as a treatment for very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL)” Reported results are significant   ”….patient group treated with 4 grams of AMR101 showed a significant …Read the Rest

Nutrition: More is not necessarily better: Arginine and Omega3s interference?

Nutrition: More is not necessarily better: Arginine and Omega3s interference?

MND: This is an interesting study from France  about the interaction of Omega-3 fatty acids and Arginine Omega-3 fatty acids are considered at the top of the wonderfoods of recents years nutrition research. See our links  They are now ubiquitous and added to  so many foods you by at the supermarket …Read the Rest

Omega 3s do not seem to help against cardiac arrhythmia  (CardioBrief)

Omega 3s do not seem to help against cardiac arrhythmia (CardioBrief)

MediNewsDigest: So poweful Omega 3 is not a cure all..The JAMA press Release about Atrial Fibrilation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia : ” Peter R. Kowey, M.D., of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, Pa., and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial…..The trial’s major implication is that using prescription omega-3 in …Read the Rest

Omega-3 May Offer Some Protection To Gum Disease (American Dietetic Association)

Omega-3 May Offer Some Protection To Gum Disease (American Dietetic Association)

MediNewsDigest: Another feather in Omega-3’s cap. See link to the ADA Journal . MediNewsDigest: Gum disease could be  more than a risk to your teeth. It could  also a risk to your heartpubmed. Although this result is controversial, see another Pubmed entry Share/Bookmark

Lupus : Dietary Omega-3 Lipids Delay the Onset and Progression of Autoimmune Lupus Nephritis (sciencedirect)

Lupus : Dietary Omega-3 Lipids Delay the Onset and Progression of Autoimmune Lupus Nephritis (sciencedirect)

MediNewsDigest: According to this article from the U. of Texas posted in sciencedirect  , Omega-3s could  “…Delay the Onset and Progression of Autoimmune Lupus Nephritis..”  Lupus Nephritis is kidney inflammation and damage caused by SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus MediNewsDigest: Omega-3 score again! Share/Bookmark

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