Sunday, May 20, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: brain health, cardiovascular health, fatty acids, Fish Oil, heart health, mental stress, mind-body medicine, omega-3s, stress reduction, supplements (Natural News) A study found that fish oil benefits the heart by counteracting the effects of mental stress in several measurements of cardiovascular health, such as heart rate and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). In conducting the study, a team of researchers at Michigan Technological University worked with 67 adult participants. At the start of the study, the research team conducted a battery of tests on the participants to assess their cardiovascular function, such as heart rate, blood pressure, muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), and blood flow through the forearm and calf. These tests were conducted first when the participants were at rest. The same tests were performed again when the participants were accomplishing a mental arithmetic test, while the … [Read more...] about How exactly does fish oil help the heart? It counteracts the effects of mental stress
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(Natural News) New Zealand researchers have found that pregnant mice who took fresh fish oil protected their offspring from developing diabetes later on in life. Pups born to mothers whose diets included omega-3 fatty acids were observed to have higher levels of insulin resistance — a good indication, the team said, of a reduced diabetes risk. Still, the Auckland team noted that these findings need to be confirmed among human mothers. Pregnant women should still source their fish oil from fatty fish, they recommend. The results of the study, which were published in Scientific Reports , investigated the potential omega-3 found in fish oil supplements had on diabetes risk and other obesity-related diseases. The team was particularly interested in the hypothesized effects the fatty acids had on babies. For the purpose of the study, researchers fed pregnant rats either a high-fat diet to make them overweight, or a standard diet. Fresh fish oil was given to half of the rats … [Read more...] about Fish oil supplements during pregnancy found to reduce diabetes risk in offspring
1) from the diet, and many Americans fail to get the right balance of omega-3s and omega-6s. The Standard American Diet is a key factor in this imbalance because the average American consumes too many foods high in omega-6s such as fried foods, fast foods, meats, dairy, and vegetable oils, and not enough omega-3s. What type of omega-3 fatty acids should be a part of the diet? Among the main sources of omega-3s are flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, and fish and fish oil. When it comes to flaxseed oil vs. fish oil, which omega-3 source is best? Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain different types of omega-3 fatty acids, so they each have different effects on the body. Fish and fish oil contain omega-3s known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). On the other hand, flaxseed and flaxseed oil contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (2). The human body does not make EPA, DHA, or ALA, so we have to get these nutrients from our diets. There are pros and cons to taking both … [Read more...] about Flaxseed Oil vs. Fish Oil: Which is the Best Omega-3 Source?
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and has been known to improve cognitive abilities and protect the heart—but do you know about the amazing benefits fish oil has for the joints in the body? In 2009, a study was published in the Italian journal La Clinica Terapeutica and it indicated that omega-3 fatty acids can improve symptoms that are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (which causes joint inflammation and pain in the knees, feet, hands, and hips) and reduces the need for pain medication. And you don’t have to be an athlete to receive these benefits—seniors who enjoy walking as a way to keep healthy will also find the reduced pain and inflammation beneficial while exercising. • Decreases inflammation: Inflammation is just one of the symptoms of arthritis—inflammation can also occur if you sprain your knee, stretch it incorrectly, or even dislocate it. Inflammation makes it extremely difficult to bend the knee, and research shows that consuming … [Read more...] about Take Fish Oil to Help Maintain Your Joints
A study published in Aug 2014 stated that fish oil in your dietary will help protect your blood vessels. It involved 84 subjects totally with moderate risk of CVD – cardiovascular disease, who were taking fish oil supplement (contains 1500 mg Omega-3 fatty acid) daily and lasted for 8 weeks. Researcher compared the fish oil group to those in placebo group in this double blind trial, there is no significant improvement on blood pressure, or plasma lipid or glucose function – maybe the testing period is not long enough. But they found that the EMPs (endothelial microparticles) were reduced and EPCs (endothelial progenitor cells) were increased, which meant the omega-3 had a protection against the endothelial damage, meanwhile the blood vessel were repaired. Other researches had shown the use of high dose fish oil help reduce the triglyceride levels among the subjects with severe hypertriglyceridemia. Although no study supports the intake of fish oil supplement can prevent … [Read more...] about Fish Oil Protect Your Blood Vessels