Dieting and depression

TUCSON, ARIZONA. Low-fat diets have been widely promoted for lowering cholesterol levels, for reducing body weight, and for preventing certain types of cancer. At least one study, however, has found that although... Read more »

Fish consumption reduces suicide risk

KUOPIO, FINLAND. Researchers at the University of Kuopio report that regular fish consumption reduces the risk of depression and suicide. Their study involved 1767 Finnish men and women who were evaluated for... Read more »

Fish oils: A cure for depression?

WASHINGTON, DC. On a worldwide basis more working days are lost to depression than to any other illness. The incidence of depression is growing with people born within the last 50 years... Read more »

Fish oil derivative reduces depression

SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM. There is considerable evidence that fish oils help in combating depression and other mental illnesses. What is not quite clear is whether it is eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic... Read more »

Low levels of EPA and DHA associated with depression

TAIPEI, TAIWAN. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious illness that by 2020 is expected to be the second leading cause of disability, second only to heart disease. Numerous studies have been... Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acids and depression

PAVIA, ITALY. A new study on the relationship of omega-3 fatty acids and depression has been reported, which examined patients not on psychiatric drugs. The subjects were female, between the age of... Read more »

Fish oils help patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Fish Oils Contain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Called DHA MURRAYVILLE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. Dr. Robert Peers, an Australian family physician, reports on the case of a 77-year-old farmer diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (confirmed by... Read more »

Fish consumption slows mental decline

Consumption of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Were Not Associated With Impairments ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS. Dutch researchers report an intriguing association between diet and the extent and rate of cognitive impairment in older men.... Read more »

Low docosahexaenoic acid levels and Alzheimer’s disease

DHA and Alzheimer’s Disease BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a major component of fish oils, is the most important fatty acid in the brain and retina and makes up more than 30%... Read more »

Dementia associated with low DHA levels

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Research GUELPH, CANADA. Dementia now affects about 47% of the population over 80 years of age in Western countries. The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, a leading cause of... Read more »