LivingFuel HealthAlert: DHA Omega-3 May Improve Chemotherapy Outcomes

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Posted on 17th February 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve outcomes for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, says a new study from France.

A daily dose of 1.8 grams of DHA also produced no adverse effects, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Study: Omega-3 May Reduce Risk Of Dental Disease

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Posted on 28th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may decrease the risk of dental diseases, suggests a new study from Japan.

The average number of dental disease events was 1.5 times higher in people with low DHA levels, compared to those with the highest average levels of DHA, according to findings published in Nutrition.

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EPA and DHA Needed For Optimal Nervous System Function

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Posted on 7th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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A report appearing in the December 2009 issue of the American Psychological Association journal Behavioral Neuroscience revealed that diets that fail to provide enough of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may negatively affect the nervous system. The finding could impact the understanding of information-processing deficits that occur in schizophrenia, bipolar disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington’s disease and other nervous system disorders.

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EPA and DHA Needed For Optimal Nervous System Function

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Posted on 22nd December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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A report appearing in the December 2009 issue of the American Psychological Association journal Behavioral Neuroscience revealed that diets that fail to provide enough of the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may negatively affect the nervous system. The finding could impact the understanding of information-processing deficits that occur in schizophrenia, bipolar disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Huntington’s disease and other nervous system disorders.

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Another Advantage of Fish Oil

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Posted on 25th November 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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Our bodies convert the DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in fish oil into a compound called Resolvin D2, which helps down regulate inflammation. This discovery, by investigators in London and at Harvard, may explain why fish oil helps with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and many other disorders that are linked to inflammation.

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