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Omega-3 fatty acids tied to longer life, study finds

Omega-3 fatty acids tied to longer life, study finds | Longevity science | Scoop.it

A new study suggests adults with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood are less likely to die from a range of causes than those with the lowest levels.

 

Researchers found people with the most circulating omega-3s - usually found in oily fishes such as tuna or sardines - lived about two years longer than those with the lowest levels, on average.

 

 

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Fish oil plus sterols and B vitamin may improve heart disease risk factors: Pilot study

A mixture of B vitamins, fish oils and plant sterols shows promise in boosting heart health by improving the lipid profile of young people with high levels of cholesterol, according to new research.
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Protecting Cellular Telomeres with Omega Fatty Acids

Protecting Cellular Telomeres with Omega Fatty Acids | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Researchers are working to find ways to strengthen a microscopic cellular defender that has the power to boost cellular health and longevity.
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Prawn Proteins Eased Blood Pressure

Prawn Proteins Eased Blood Pressure | Longevity science | Scoop.it

One in every four American adults has high blood pressure also known as hypertension.

For decades, it’s been clear that the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in seafood (DHA and EPA) can produce a relatively small but significant drop in blood pressure.

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How EPA helps the heart

How EPA helps the heart | Longevity science | Scoop.it

How does fish oil protect the heart? The answer to this question has been elusive so far. Scientists know that omega-3 fatty acids exert an anti-inflammatory effect, but the mechanism had not been clearly followed.

 

A new study has now mapped the cellular process occurring after EPA supplementation and found that the nutrient blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme (COX), which is a precursor to inflammation. COX produces hormones called prostaglandins, which cause inflammation in the body.

 

This is similar to the mechanism of aspirin, which blocks COX-2 signaling, thereby reducing inflammation and pain.

 

Ref: Norris PC, Dennis EA. “Omega-3 fatty acids cause dramatic changes in TLR4 and purinergic eicosanoid signaling.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22586114

 

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Curcumin + Omega-3 Curbed Breast Cancer - Vital Choice

Curcumin + Omega-3 Curbed Breast Cancer - Vital Choice | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Lab experiments and preliminary clinical studies indicate that curcuminoids support immune and brain health in uniquely powerful ways. And earlier this month, the authors of a review paper painted this positive picture of the substantial clinical evidence on curcumin:“Extensive clinical trials over the past quarter century have addressed the … efficacy of [curcumin and] promising effects have been observed in patients with various pro-inflammatory diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis … [and more than 25 others]. (Gupta SC et al. 2013).

 

 

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Fish Oil Linked to Lower Inflammation

Fish Oil Linked to Lower Inflammation | Longevity science | Scoop.it
People sometimes take fish oil hoping that it will help alleviate inflammation-related conditions such as arthritis or allergies. A new epidemiological study supports this long-presumed benefit of seafood-source omega-3s ... whose credibility is bolstered by their proven biological effects. We should note that, with regard to specific conditions, the precise inflammation-related powers of fish oil remain to be proven by high-quality clinical trials.

 

 

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Omega-3 Really Is Helpful | Linus Pauling review

Omega-3 Really Is Helpful | Linus Pauling review | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Although there have been conflicting reports on the benefits of omega-3 fish oil, a new study indicates that it’s still a good idea to take the supplement.

 

Scientists at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University analyzed studies of omega-3 fish oil supplements and reached several conclusions. They said that taking the supplement, as well as eating fatty fish, may prevent heart disease, and that the supplement could be beneficial for serious health problems besides heart disease.

 

Linus Pauling Research:

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/othernuts/omega3fa/

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Heart Failure Findings Favor Omega-3s over Statin Drug

Heart Failure Findings Favor Omega-3s over Statin Drug | Longevity science | Scoop.it

The American Heart Association and other leading health authorities recommend consuming fish oil and fatty fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, for two reasons:

 

1) To help prevent strokes and cardiovascular disease in healthy people.

 

2) To reduce the risk of stroke, sudden death, or a second heart attack among patients diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

 

So consider salmon, mahi mahi, tilapia, or other sustainable fish for your summer grilling protein. They are delicious and will keep your heart healthy, your brain strong, and your eyesight sharp.

 

Sustainable fish guide: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/cr_seafoodwatch/sfw_recommendations.aspx

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Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees

Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing bees | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Another reason to eat organic: a dangerous pesticide has been confirmed to kill honeybees. This toxin is entering our environment through factory farming methods.

 

A recent study showed that this EPA-approved GMO insecticide is responsible for killing off honeybees, which is a serious threat to the food supply. This chemical is also helping contaminate the entire food chain...

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