Omega-3

DHA Omega-3 Helps Nervous-System Function

The omega-3 essential fatty acids commonly found in fatty fish and algae help animals avoid sensory overload, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The finding connects low omega-3s to the information-processing problems found in people with schizophrenia; bipolar, obsessive-compulsive, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders; Huntington's disease; and other afflictions of the nervous system.

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Omega-3 research Sheds Light on Inflammatory Trigger

Published on 25 August 2009,

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered a previously unknown step in early inflammation which is controlled by omega –3 and omega –6 fatty acids, potentially leading to clarification around conflicting health and diet advice on these two essential nutrients.

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Omega-3 Kills Cancer Cells

Docosahexanoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oils, has been shown to reduce the size of tumours and enhance the positive effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, while limiting its harmful side effects. The rat experiments provide some support for the plethora of health benefits often ascribed to omega-3 acids.

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Typical North American Diet Is Deficient In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Omega-3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats found in some fish such as salmon and herring and in smaller amounts in eggs and chicken.

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Nordic Naturals becomes official Omega-3 of the APA

February 20, 2009 ­— Nordic Naturals becomes official Omega-3 of the American Pregnancy Association -Nordic Naturals announced today its partnership with the APA, with a strong corporate commitment to education and research, which includes their endorsement of Nordic Naturals as the “the official omega-3” of their organization.

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