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Thursday, November 18, 2010


Fish The Brain Food! Omega-3 fatty acids are from the family of unsaturated fatty acids.Omega-3 fatty acids include ALA[a-linolenic acid],EPA[eicosapentaenoic acid] and DHA,[docosahexaenoic acid]all of which are polyunsaturated.New versions of ethyl esterized omega-3 fatty acids, such as E-EPA and E-DHA has drawn much attention. These are highly purified and more effective.These are sold in US, as prescription medications, by the name Lovaza.
The health benefits of long chain omega-3 fatty acids-EPA and DHA are well known.The Greenland Inuit people consumed large amounts of fat from seafood, but displayed virtually no cardiovascular disease. The high level of omega-3 fatty acids consumed by the Inuit reduced triglycerides, heart rate, blood pressure, and atherosclerosis.
Health benefits of fatty acids.

1]If supplements containing EPA and DHA are taken by people with varicose veins, will benefit them by the stimulation to blood circulation, break down of the clot formation compound fibrin and additionally have reduced blood pressure.
2]Regularly intake of these fatty acids may reduce the risk of secondary and primary heart attack.
3]Some research has suggested that fish oil intake may reduce the risk of ischemic and thrombotic stroke.
4]A 2007 study has found that omega-3 fatty acids supplements benefitted cancer patients,by improving their appetite, weight and quality of life.A EPA supplement helped cancer patients retain muscle mass.
5]A study has concluded that administration of purified EPA improves the thickness of carotid arteries along with improved blood flow in people with unhealthy blood sugar levels.
6]Another study has found that when patients were given about 4grams a day of both EPA and DHA,their unhealthy triglyceride levels went down by 45% and VLDL cholesterol by 50%.
7]Essential fatty acids supplementation was found to improve developmental health in children and studies suggests permanent central nervous system regeneration.
8]It is found that eating fish may be a great idea to ward off chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.Obesity and diabetes are closely correlated.Obese fat tissue contains lots of macrophages producing lots of cytokines, which cause inflammation and rising insulin resistance.A receptor called GPR120, which is found only on pro-inflammatory macrophages in mature fat cells, was selected and Omega-3 fatty acids activated the macrophage receptor, resulting in broad anti-inflammatory effects and improved systemic insulin sensitivity.
Risks of fatty acids:
However, it’s not clear how much fish oil constitutes a safe, effective dose. If too high, it could up the risk of to increased risk of bleeding and stroke in some people.
Omega-3 Foods.
1] Oily Fish  2}walnuts 3]Linseed oil.
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