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Review: Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent heart disease

  • 11/29/2012

A review by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University concluded that dietary supplements of omega-3 fatty acids from a suitable source in sufficient quantity and at an effective concentration are valuable in addressing important health problems, in addition to cardiovascular disease....

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Omega-3 linked to postpartum depression

  • 11/16/2012

Current evidence shows an association between omega-3 long-chain fatty acids (EPA and DHA), transporter serotonin genotype and the presence of postpartum depression. This is of particular interest due to low levels of omega-3 consumption by women of childbearing age. Subsequent preventive and...

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Mercury and fatty acids, two opposite faces of fish

  • 09/06/2012

Consumption of fish is beneficial in reducing the risk of myocardial infarction because it contains omega-3 EPA and DHA. In predatory fish this effect is reduced by the presence of mercury, toxic to the cardiovascular system. Therefore, we should eat small oily fish and avoid predators, or consume...

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Seafood best catch for health

  • 06/08/2012

Date: 06/06/2012 Author: Barbara Ruhs Seafood best catch for health Aim for at least two servings of protein-rich, low-saturated-fat seafood every week to boost heart and brain health and enhance mood. If you're like most Americans, you're not getting the recommended eight ounces of seafood per...

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