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Posts Tagged ‘omega-3 fatty acids’

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Memory

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham report that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, which emphasizes foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like fish and less saturated fats, meat and dairy foods may help preserve one’s memory and thinking abilities. However, this observation was not seen in people with diabetes. The study was recently published in Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Georgios Tsivgoulis, M.D., a neurologist with UAB and the University of Athens, Greece says that since there are no known treatments for most illnesses causing dementia, people can turn to modifying their lifestyle, including […]

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Protein-Rich Breakfast Reduce Cravings

New research from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that people who eat protein-rich breakfasts have fewer cravings eat fewer high-fat and high-sugar meals in the evening compared to people who do not eat breakfast or people who eat breakfast cereal.  Liz Vaccariello, author of the five-time New York Times bestseller The Flat Belly Diet! recommends ways to increase the amount of proteins for breakfast. Fruit smoothies and yogurts are a good way to start the day, and these flavorful treats can be made more nutritious by sprinkling two tablespoons of ground flaxseed on them to add three grams of protein […]

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Eating Fish Lower Risks of Dying in Older Adults

Current dietary guidelines recommend eating fatty fish twice a week to benefit from omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which has been shown to protect against heart disease. Now a new study suggests that eating fatty fish can also reduce one’s overall risk of death as well as death from heart disease. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington led by Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology found that elderly participants who had the highest serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids lived more than two years longer than those who […]

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Omega-3 Supplements Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Researchers at The University of Manchester report the results of the first clinical trial which examined the effects of omega-3 fish oil on skin immunity to cancer, stating that taking regular doses of fish oil may protect against skin cancer. Previous studies on laboratory animals have suggested that dietary fish oils could reduce sunlight-induced immunosuppression or suppression of the body’s ability to fight skin cancer. The study, which was recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was funded by the Association for International Cancer Research. Lead researcher Lesley Rhodes, Professor of Experimental Dermatology from the Photobiology Unit Dermatology […]

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Omega-3 from New Dairy Products

The American Heart Association recommends that adults must eat at least two servings of fatty fish per week to obtain omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce triglyceride levels, slow the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and lower blood pressure. Research has also suggested that omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in reducing inflammation, promoting infant brain development, and supporting brain function.  However, not many people are able to include fish in their regular diets, and one of the reasons may be the taste and smell, which may not be agreeable to many people. Food […]

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