Alpha-Linolenic Acid is a fatty acid and organic compound found in many common vegetable oils and is involved in the formation of prostaglandins. Related names: ALA; alpha Linolenic Acid; a-Linolenic acid; Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Oil.
Study compares the fasting-mimicking diet and the Mediterranean diet in reducing cardiovascular disease risk among obese adults with hypertension, revealing unique benefits of each diet.
Sustainable dietary modeling and formulation in the animal-to-plant-based dietary (PBD) transition.
Research paper reviews the effects of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA, and DHA, on athletes, discussing their benefits in inflammation control, cognitive function, and muscle maintenance, and the need for further research to fully understand their impact. It also addresses the risks and optimal intake of these supplements, highlighting their potential to improve athletic performance and recovery with minimal adverse effects at recommended doses.
The nutritional status of children and adolescents consuming plant-based diets compared to meat-containing diets.
In a comprehensive review published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, scientists analyzed the health implications of vegan diets in children and adolescents. The study reveals both benefits and concerns, highlighting lower cholesterol levels but potential nutritional deficiencies that might affect bone health.
This recent study in the journal Nutrients delves into the nutritional power of hemp seeds, highlighting their potential as a rich source of proteins, essential fatty acids, and dietary fiber—particularly valuable for vegetarians. The paper also suggests that hemp could offer numerous health benefits, from antioxidant activity to potentially aiding in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, paving the way for more focused research.
Researchers investigated the differential impact of HIV/tuberculosis co-infection on lipid and metabolic profiles.
People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who eat more foods high in certain omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil and pumpkin seeds may have a slower physical decline from the disease and may have a slightly extended survival.
An investigator with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has filed an invention disclosure, part of a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, for a treatment that could apply to heart disease, stroke and a host of other human diseases related to metabolism.
Eating fatty fish decreased the lipophilic index in people with impaired glucose metabolism or coronary heart disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
Long-term consumption of mixed nuts in older adults improves brain vascular function and may enhance cognitive performance. The study highlights the potential benefits of nut consumption for brain health in aging populations.
Researchers evaluated the impact of consuming plant-origin foods on an individual’s blood pressure.
Researchers reviewed current literature to examine walnuts' potential antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
Researchers investigated whether walnut consumption can improve adolescents' neuropsychological development.
Researchers presented an overview of the latest research on the impact of nut intake on gastrointestinal health.
A recent study explored the potential for reducing frailty in older women by increased nut consumption.
Higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a moderately lower risk of chronic kidney disease and a slower decline in kidney function, finds a study published by The BMJ.
Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids ingested through the diet are metabolized into bioactive compounds that influence inflammation. In a recent the journal Biomedicines study, scientists reviewed the existing literature and summarized their findings related to the role of omega-3 and omega-6 metabolites during pregnancy.
Being a university student is an especially stressful time in life. In fact, eight in 10 university students report experiencing frequent bouts of stress and 61% of university students seek counseling for anxiety, depression or other needs.
Genetic background has an effect on the metabolism of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.