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.
Prescription omega-3 pill did not reduce hospitalization or death from COVID-19

Prescription omega-3 pill did not reduce hospitalization or death from COVID-19

Study shows cognitive effects of ready-to-use enhanced therapeutic food in malnourished children

Study shows cognitive effects of ready-to-use enhanced therapeutic food in malnourished children

Specific dietary guidelines may help people with bipolar disorders to better manage their health

Specific dietary guidelines may help people with bipolar disorders to better manage their health

Genetic background linked to elevated risk of omega-3 deficiency in Hispanic Americans

Genetic background linked to elevated risk of omega-3 deficiency in Hispanic Americans

Metabolomics lab analysis reveals large nutritional differences between near-meat and meat

Metabolomics lab analysis reveals large nutritional differences between near-meat and meat

Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks

Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks

New details on transport protein could help develop drugs for neurological diseases

New details on transport protein could help develop drugs for neurological diseases

Study sheds new light on the function of a sight-saving growth factor

Study sheds new light on the function of a sight-saving growth factor

Study reveals structural details of omega-3 fatty acid transport across the blood–brain barrier

Study reveals structural details of omega-3 fatty acid transport across the blood–brain barrier

Adolescents with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids less likely to develop psychotic disorder

Adolescents with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids less likely to develop psychotic disorder

Investigational drug reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis

Investigational drug reduced triglycerides in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, acute pancreatitis

Triglyceride-lowering medication may lower stroke risk in people with heart disease

Triglyceride-lowering medication may lower stroke risk in people with heart disease

Researchers discover novel therapeutic strategy for ischemic stroke using experimental model

Researchers discover novel therapeutic strategy for ischemic stroke using experimental model

Fish oil supplements not associated with increases in  bad cholesterol

Fish oil supplements not associated with increases in bad cholesterol

Which dietary supplements can help prevent COVID-19?

Which dietary supplements can help prevent COVID-19?

STRENGTH trial: Fish oil-based medication did not decrease risk of cardiac events

STRENGTH trial: Fish oil-based medication did not decrease risk of cardiac events

Foods rich in omega-3 EPA & ALA improve outcomes in people who suffered serious heart attack

Foods rich in omega-3 EPA & ALA improve outcomes in people who suffered serious heart attack

Omega-3 rich foods improve prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction

Omega-3 rich foods improve prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function