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.
Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids appears to have a positive effect on brain health in older women who live in areas with high levels of air pollution. Women with lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had more brain shrinkage, specifically in the hippocampus than women with higher levels of omega-3.
Studies reveal there is no demonstrable value in people taking omega 3 oil supplements for the prevention or treatment of cancer. Findings reveal there may be a slightly increased risk of men developing prostate cancer following long-term omega 3 consumption.
Despite common claims that increasing omega-3 consumption will protect against, or reverse, anxiety and depression, researchers report the supplements have little positive effect on mental health.
The risk of a child being diagnosed with ADHD may be modulated by the mother's diet while pregnant. Analyzing umbilical cord samples, researchers discovered a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio was associated with an increased risk of ADHD in children during mid-childhood.
Adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA, LPC-EPA, to the diet increased omega 3 fatty acid levels up to 100 fold in the brains of mice, researchers report. The amount required for the boost in Omega 3 levels is less than a milligram a day. In humans, researchers report, the equivalent is less than a quarter of a gram of LPC-EPA per day to have the same effect.
Investigating 32 key nutrients in the Mediterranean diet, researcher report aging individuals with more abundant key nutrients in their blood had better functional connectivity and improved cognitive performance than those lacking the nutrients.
A new study adds to growing evidence that your diet can have significant impact on your mental health. Researchers found people who consumed more fast foods had higher rates of depression than those who consumed a seafood rich diet.
Increasing fish consumption could help to lower the risk of developing Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases, researchers report. The study reveals the protein parvalbumin can help to prevent the formation of alpha synuclein.