Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Fish Oil and Possible Disease Prevention


Researchers working at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center state that DPA and DHA, primary components of fish oil, provide substantial protection against coronary heart disease. This study involved more tha six thousand middle-aged men who had samples of their blood taken between 1973 and 1976. During the next seven years, 94 of these men had a heart attack or died suddenly due to heart disease. The 94 men were matched with 94 healthy men and the fatty acid profile of their blood samples compared.

The researchers discovered that the 94 men with heart disease tended to have a higher serum level of the saturated fatty acid palmitic acid and stated that a high level of this acid increases the risk of CHD by 68 percent. Palmitic acid is the main saturated fatty acid in most diets. This acid is known to cause an increase in both total cholesterol and low-density cholesterol levels; the researchers, however, found that the detrimental effect of a high intake of palmitic acid persisted even after allowing for its cholesterol- increasing effect.

The researchers also determined that men with a higher blood level of the Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids, docosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid had an almost 50 percent lower risk of developing heart disease than did men with lower levels. Furthermore, the researchers found that men with CHD tended to have a higher serum level of Omega-6 fatty acids derived from linoleic acid. Fish oil seems to restore the balance.

Fish Oil may reduce heart attack fatalities by balancing certain electrical rhythms in the heart, thus preventing blood clots from forming. George Billman, professor of physiology at the Ohio State Univ., says that omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil make the tissues in the muscles of the heart less susceptible to damage caused by a lack of blood flow. "It looks like omega-3 fatty acids protect against the changes induced by ischemia," said Billman. Billman, along with researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University Medical School, published the results of the study in a recent issue of the journal 'Circulation'. The omega-3 fatty acids in the study seemed to do the work of anti-arrhythmic drugs. This work was funded by the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Barry Sears, a leading authority in the field of fish oil, drug delivery systems and dietary control of hormonal response, states that Research is increasingly emphasizing the broad benefits of high-grade fish oil.

About The Author

Aaron Wilmont is an author and researcher of health topics. To find out more about the benefits of

fish oil, go to http://omega3zone.biz/fishoil


MORE RESOURCES:

Fish oil supplements get better labeling
Kansas City Star
Fish oil capsules — which contain omega-3 fatty acids — are among the country's most popular supplements because of heart-healthy claims. According to Nutrition Business Journal, $1.2 billion of fish oil was sold last year in the U.S. to tens of ...



Latin Post

FDA: Beware of Supplements Claiming to Treat Concussions
Latin Post
The United States Food and Drug Administration advises consumers to avoid purported dietary supplements carrying claims they can prevent, treat or even cure concussions and TBIs, because such assertions are not backed up with scientific evidence that ...
Parents Beware! Ads for Concussion SupplementsCIproud.com
FDA: Dietary Supplements Don't Treat ConcussionsFood Poisoning Bulletin

all 5 news articles »


EXTENSION ANSWERS: Safety of Dietary Supplements
Southwest Virginia Today
Dietary supplements are products that people add to their diets. They include vitamins, minerals, and other less familiar substances such as herbals, botanicals, amino acids, and enzymes. Dietary supplements are marketed in forms such as tablets ...
Market Report, "Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in Romania", publishedUSPRwire (press release)
China's 'willingness to engage' praised by US health food promoterFoodNavigator-Asia.com

all 3 news articles »


Medical News Today

Vitamin D supplements 'do not reduce risk of heart attack or stroke'
Medical News Today
Past research has suggested that individuals with low levels of vitamin D are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study led by researchers from the University of East Anglia in the UK claims that taking vitamin D supplements will not ...



CBS News

FDA warns consumers: Dietary supplements cannot treat concussions
CBS News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about dietary supplements that falsely claim to prevent or cure concussions or other traumatic brain injuries. The FDA says supplements with labels that make these claims are not backed up by ...
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDAHealthDay
Dietary supplements: Kids can be informed consumersAhwatukee Foothills News
No Dietary Supplement Treats Concussions, FDA WarnsYahoo News

all 21 news articles »


Fox News

Beware Of Fake Ebola Supplements
Forbes
The FDA is warning consumers today to be aware of supplements and other products sold online that are fraudulently marketed to treat or prevent Ebola virus infection. We currently have no agents – drug, dietary supplement, herbal supplement – that can ...
Beware of Ebola Supplements Sold Online, Warns FDAMonthly Prescribing Reference
Fake Ebola Treatments Are Popping Up On The Internet: The FDA Warns ...Medical Daily

all 407 news articles »


Beware Of Dietary Supplements Claiming To Treat Concussion, FDA Says
Huffington Post
Dietary supplements are not subject to the same regulations that medications are, which means that supplements can enter the market without undergoing the rigorous testing that medicines do. After a supplement is on the market, the FDA can send warning ...

and more »


Fox News

The supplements that could slash your risk of sun damage
Fox News
After 85 days of treatment, the combined supplements increased the amount of UV exposure needed to cause sunburn by 56 percent. In the second, a group of 20 volunteers took a blood orange supplement and saw protective effects after only 15 days. By the ...



PLoS Blogs (blog)

Do multivitamin supplements increase mortality risk?
PLoS Blogs (blog)
The top headline on the 'Most Read' side panel instantly caught my eye: 'Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women'. Reading, I was amazed to find that taking multivitamins, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, and in particular ...



Some weight loss supplements commonly used in 2012
Food Consumer
Aug. 31, 2104 (foodconsumer.org) -- A review published in 2011 in Obesity Reviews listed the ingredients or nutrtion supplements that were mostly commonly used for weight loss, particularly fat loss. The most commonly used fat burners including ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.