Omega-3 may prevent postnatal depression

  • 07/02/2013

Postpartum depression affects 10-15% of women in Norway and influences the sensitivity of the mother and her emotional involvement in the early mother-child interactions. A recent study analyzed the levels of omega-3 EPA and DHA in the blood of women in their 28th week of pregnancy and the...

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The benefits of omega-3 DHA to the health of the brain may appear later in childhood

  • 07/01/2013

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition assessed 81 children given infant formulas with different amounts of DHA (0.32%, 0.64% and 0.96% of the total of fatty acids) and 0.64% ARA for the first 12 months of life and were followed up for the next 6 years. The results...

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Omega-3 fatty acids: a source of health?

  • 06/21/2013

In a recent study conducted by Janice Kiecolt-Glaser and his team at Ohio State University College of Medicine, 106 middle aged or older participants were randomized into three groups, one receiving 2500 mg of omega-3 per day, another receiving 1250 mg and a control group receiving placebo...

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Fish oil can improve heart health by influencing mental stress

  • 06/14/2013

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative Comparative Physiology provides a new insight into the mechanism by which fish oil supplementation acts on nervous cardiovascular activity. The intake of a fish oil supplement at a dose of 9 grams a day during 8...

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