Small scale study reveals Omega 3 supplements stabilized memory function in adults with Alzheimer's disease. Those who did not take omega-3 supplements showed a deterioration in memory function.
People with lower EPA and DHA in red blood cell membranes, which correlates to lower scores on the Omega-3 index, were found to have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and ultimately a decrease in lifespan compared to those who scored higher on the omega-3 index.
A new imaging study reveals how the MFSD2A transporter protein provides a gateway for omega-3 fatty acids to enter the brain.
Commonly associated with helping improve brain function, the omega 3 fatty acid DHA may have another, previously unknown benefit. A new study reports DHA and other related fatty acids may help slow the development of cancerous tumors.
At age ten, children whose mothers took fish oil supplements during pregnancy were more efficient at problem-solving tasks and had better attentional focus than those whose mothers just took folic acid or no supplements at all.
Adolescents with higher levels of Omega 3 fatty acids in their blood had a decreased risk of developing psychosis as they entered into early adulthood. At the age of 24, those with psychosis had lower levels of DHA than those without the disorder.
Adding icosapent ethyl, a triglyceride-lowering medication that is high in the omega 3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, in combination with statins helped to reduce stroke risk by 36% in those with cardiovascular disease.
Taking omega-3 supplements may help to reduce muscle soreness following exercise. Researchers found omega-3 reduced inflammation and decreased muscle damage post exercise.
DHA may be more effective at reducing chronic inflammation than EPA.
Prenatal diet could increase the risk of unhealthy eating and obesity in the offspring, a new study reports. Pregnant mice fed high omega-6 and low omega-3 diets were more likely to have offspring that were more inclined to consume hyper-caloric foods, increasing their risk of obesity.
DHA treatment reduced the size of the damaged brain area and initiated a repair mechanism in animal models of stroke. DHA affected the levels of MANF and TREM2, two proteins critical for communication between brain cells.