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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A new UK study has revealed how making simple dietary changes and exercising could help to relieve symptoms of osteoarthritis. Carried out by researchers at the University of Surrey, the new analysis is the largest and most up to date of its kind. The team looked at 68 studies to assess the relationship between nutrition and the risk or progression of osteoarthritis, the most prevalent form of arthritis in the world. Eighteen percent of women and 9.6 percent of men aged 60 years and over are known to have been diagnosed with the condition, although many think the true number of those affected may in fact be much higher. There is currently no effective treatment for the painful condition and no known cure, and sufferers are able to use only painkillers to treat symptoms. However, the new research has revealed that making certain diet and lifestyle changes could also help those afflicted by osteoarthritis. One of the key findings from the analysis is that taking a supplement … [Read more...] about Fish Oil Eases Pain of Osteoarthritis: Study
Many studies have shown eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids and fish oil supplements may have benefits ranging from heart health to mood boosters to brain development.Now a study suggests it may also help with asthma very early in life.Salina Rosario is a new mom who has had asthma and allergies for most of her life. "I'm allergic to animals, to dust, to pollen, everything. It's tough," Rosario said.More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. And about 60 percent have allergic asthma.A CDC report finds if a person has a parent with asthma, he or she is three to six times more likely to develop asthma than someone who doesn't.Rosario is concerned about those stats when it comes her 4-month-old son, Blaze."So far, thank God, he hasn't shown any symptoms yet," Rosario said.While Rosario is doing everything she can, including breastfeeding Blaze, which is linked to boosted immunity in babies, there's something else moms-to-be can do.A new study presented at the American Academy … [Read more...] about Fish oil may help pregnant women prevent asthma in their babies
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Well Supported by Personal Health ByJane E. Brody March 26, 2018 About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a slew of suggested dietary remedies that included eating more fish, along with a daily supplement of fish oil, which research at the time suggested would help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Alas, my body disdained my efforts and I finally had to take a statin. But I continued to follow a heart-healthy diet laden with vegetables and fish and took 1,200 milligrams of fish oil every night. I now suspect that those thousands of gel-covered capsules I’ve swallowed over the years may have done little more than enrich the pockets of supplement producers and sellers. A number of extensive analyses have been conducted, some supporting and others refuting the value of fish oils to the … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?
Live By TOBY BILANOW MARCH 30, 2018 1Which is better for your health: Walking briskly for 20 minutes, or taking 10 brisk two-minute walks throughout the day? A 20-minute walk Multiple short walks They may be equally beneficial, according to a new report 2True or false? For men in general, the higher your testosterone level, the greater your libido. True False 3About what percentage of American adults are obese? 25 percent 33 percent 40 percent 66 percent 4Fish are high in these fats, though taking fish oil supplements may not provide the same heart benefits as eating fish. Omega-3 fatty acids Omega-6 fatty acids Omega-9 fatty acids Triglycerides 5True or false? Face masks can lower your chances of getting sick, or of spreading your cold or flu to others. True False 6Hearing loss is tied to an increased risk of: Car crashes Sports injuries Work accidents All of the above 7John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist, died this month at age 66. He explored the ways in which this … [Read more...] about The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Testosterone and Fish Oil