Benefits of essential fatty acids

HONOLULU, HAWAII. Dr. Joseph Pepping, a consulting pharmacist at the Kaiser Permanente, provides a comprehensive review of the many benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and their derivatives, including EPA and DHA. Read more »

Fish oils are vital to your health

PORTLAND, OREGON. Research carried out over the past 20 years has clearly shown that omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are essential elements in human nutrition.... Read more »

Fish oils and the immune system

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM. Animal studies have shown that an increase in fat intake can decrease the number of natural killer (NK) cells found in the blood and spleen. NK cells are an... Read more »

Lifespan and fatty acids

Australian researchers have just released the results of a fascinating study which links longevity with the fatty acid composition of cell membranes. They discovered animals that have a preponderance of saturated fatty... Read more »

Fish oils benefit patients with lupus

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease. It can manifest itself via a photosensitive facial rash, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and night sweats and can progress to... Read more »

Polyunsaturated fatty acids are safe

OSLO, NORWAY. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) of the n-6 and n-3 configurations cannot be synthesized by humans and must be obtained from the diet. The most common PUFAs are linoleic acid, linolenic... Read more »

Fish intake—Risks and benefits

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. The benefits of eating fish are related to the content of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. The risk is associated with a whole host of contaminants such... Read more »

Health benefits of saltwater fish vs freshwater fish

Fish Intake and Omega 3 & 6 MONTREAL, CANADA. The American Heart Association and similar organizations have long extolled the virtue of consuming fish once or preferably twice a week as a... Read more »

Fish oils are safe!

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. Harold Bays, MD at the Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center has addressed the question, “Does therapy with fish oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids increase the risk of bleeding,... Read more »

Net benefit of fish consumption

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT. An adequate daily intake of fish oils, particularly EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, respectfully), is associated with a wealth of health benefits including decreased risk of heart... Read more »