Omega 3 Fatty Acid News and Research

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Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), consisting of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Oily fish, including anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and salmon, are the only known natural sources of Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ALA is found in plants, such as flax and chia. It is important to note that only EPA and DHA contribute to the many health benefits associated with Omega-3. While the body can convert ALA into EPA/DHA, it does so very inefficiently (less than one percent), making it impossible to derive Omega-3-related health benefits from plant sources. Furthermore, although Omega-3 EPA/DHA is vital to overall good health, the human body is not able to produce it on its own, so supplementation is required, either by eating oily fish or foods fortified with Omega-3 EPA/DHA, or by taking fish oil supplements.
Omega 3 fish oil supplements may benefit some children with ADHD

Omega 3 fish oil supplements may benefit some children with ADHD

New study reveals perception of dementia risk, preventive actions among middle-aged Americans

New study reveals perception of dementia risk, preventive actions among middle-aged Americans

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

Depression in middle and older adulthood associated with nutrition

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Scientists shed new light on the nutritional quality of European whitefish

Scientists shed new light on the nutritional quality of European whitefish

Dogs with hypothyroidism or that take omega-3 fatty acid may have lower risk of T-zone lymphoma

Dogs with hypothyroidism or that take omega-3 fatty acid may have lower risk of T-zone lymphoma

Childhood asthma may be eased by omega-3 intake

Childhood asthma may be eased by omega-3 intake

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

People with peripheral artery disease have lower Omega-3 Index, shows research

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Clinical study shows tolerability and safety of investigational drug in boys with DMD

Clinical study shows tolerability and safety of investigational drug in boys with DMD

Phase 1 data reinforce safety profile of new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Phase 1 data reinforce safety profile of new drug for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Compounds found in fish oil may prevent pregnancy complications, finds study

Compounds found in fish oil may prevent pregnancy complications, finds study

New research discusses ramifications of low DHA levels among pregnant women

New research discusses ramifications of low DHA levels among pregnant women

Effects of linoleic acid on the body are largely dependent on genes, shows study

Effects of linoleic acid on the body are largely dependent on genes, shows study

Researchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers discover new information on pathological mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Increasing omega-3 fatty acid intake during pregnancy reduces risk of premature birth, review finds

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Fish oil or omega 3 fatty acid supplements can prevent heart attacks finds study

Aspirin appears to cause major bleeds and have no effect on cancers

Aspirin appears to cause major bleeds and have no effect on cancers

Fish oil supplements do not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes

Fish oil supplements do not reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes

Dartmouth scientists create more sustainable feed for aquaculture

Dartmouth scientists create more sustainable feed for aquaculture