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 »

Alpha-linolenic acid and DHA

GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have both been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies using isotopically labeled ALA have shown that it can be... Read more »

Polyunsaturated fatty acids don’t compete over benefits

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are effective at reducing heart disease risk, but fears have been raised that n-6 PUFAs may interfere with the metabolism of n-3 PUFAs. However, new evidence... Read more »

Fish oil versus flaxseed oil

BETHESDA, MARYLAND. There is considerable evidence that fish and fish oils are beneficial to heart health, reduce the risk of cancer, and benefit mental health. The “active” components of fish oils are... Read more »

Emulsification of fish oils improves absorption

CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM. An emulsion is a mixture of two immiscible (unblendable) substances. Emulsions are common in the food industry and include margarine and mayonnaise (oil-in-water emulsions). Emulsions are usually stabilized with... Read more »

Recommendations for fish oil intake

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA. It is now well established that fish and fish oil are protective against coronary heart disease (CHD) and reduces the risk of dying from CHD by about 40%.... Read more »

Researchers report fish oil deficiency in older people

Fish Oil and DHA, EPA WATERLOO, CANADA. There is ample evidence that an adequate intake of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), the main components of fish oil supplements, helps protect... Read more »