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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Lower Inflammation

New findings in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition show high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids result in less inflammation associated with cardiovascular disease. For the study, experts divided 124 adults into groups based on the amount of C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation linked to heart disease, in their blood and found an inverse relationship between fatty acids and C-reactive protein, greater levels of omega-3 fatty acids like DHA and EPA helped reduce the risk of inflammation; Nutra Ingredients reports.

Walnuts a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. I eat some everyday. Actually, omega-3’s also help prevent stroke, lower the incidence of prostate cancer and reduce risk of type-1 diabetes in children. Dr. Fuhrman sells his own fatty acid supplement, DHA Purity.

In February, a study showed omega-3 fatty acids help protect the liver from damage caused by obesity, reducing inflammation and improving insulin tolerance.

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Maya Atsina - May 6, 2009 10:13 AM

In researching possible causes of late talking and impaired early speech, I found a number of articles suggesting a link between omega-3 deficiency and these conditions in children.

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) - May 6, 2009 11:22 AM

Great list of resources. Another bonus of omega 3's is their role in helping balance hormones. I wrote about that last week: http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/04/25/marvelous-night-for-a-moon-dance/

Peter - May 6, 2009 1:10 PM

Thank you for your great work on the blog. I read it every weekday.

Peter

Also, I understand that Dr. Fuhrman will be changing his DHA Purity to include both DHA and EPA. I look forward to that change.

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