Articles: essential fatty acids

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  1. 15 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    by Jen Miller

    You may have heard about Omega-3 fatty acids before but you may not quite understand what it is or why we need it. Omega-3 is an essential fat the body is incapable of making natura...

  2. A Fishy Tale and a Drop of Oil

    by David Taylor

    As more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of diet and are sampling the plethora of supplements available in order to improve their health, David Taylor stresses ...

  3. Are All Fish Oils Equal? - Part I

    by David Taylor

    In this first in a series of articles on fish oils, the author focuses on Omega 3 and what to look for when buying this oil. To get the right results it is vital to choose the righ...

  4. Budwig Flax Oil Diet

    by Chris Turner

    Science has proven that fats play an important role in the functioning of the entire body. To function efficiently, cells require true polyunsaturated, live electron-rich lipids, p...

  5. Eat Seafood for Natural Glowing Skin

    by Vaileria Dennis

    It is every person’s dream to have a health and glowing skin. Fortunately, there are several magical foods that can help you maintain a glowing and very healthy skin, giving you rel...

  6. Enrich Your Diet and Enjoy the Health Benefits of Omega-3s

    by Ronnie McCluskey

    Just as we are advised to eat several helpings of vegetables each day, we are often told that a healthy diet includes a minimum of two portions of fish a week – one of them oily. Th...

  7. Essential Fatty Acids - in the Evolution of the Brain

    by David E Marsh

    This article challenges scientists long-held perceptions of evolutionary theory, explaining the function of essential fatty acids (EFAs), discussing their role in evolution and sug...

  8. Essential Fatty Acids, Diet and Developmental Disorders

    by David Taylor

    It has been estimated that between 5 and 10 percent of the population have behavioural difficulties,[1] with many youngsters so diagnosed displaying delayed language development, p...

  9. Fat is Good for You!

    by Penny Crowther

    This is the time of year when we often feel motivated to get healthy. Thoughts of fitting into holiday swim wear may loom large and for many this means dieting. Unfortunately weight...

  10. Fish Oil and Health

    by Professor Tom Saldeen, MD, Ph.D.

    Professor Tom Saldeen, MD, Ph.D. is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Forensic Medicine at the Medical facility of Uppsala, Sweden and one of the world's leading experts ...

  11. Learning Disabilities and Fatty Acids

    by David Taylor

    The link between fatty acids and learning is currently generating considerable media interest as the result of a study recently completed in Durham. This is the first trial of its ...

  12. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depressive Disorders

    by Dr Alan C Logan

    This article focuses on the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids and fish consumption on depressive disorder, based on studies carried out in the UK and US. Studies done on depre...

  13. Prevention or Cure: Are all Fish Oils Equal? Part II

    by David Taylor

    In the second part of David Taylor's Expert Column about fish oils, he looks at how we should take fish oils, whether they contain any contaminants and finally how well they work...

  14. The Role of Essential Fatty Acids in Breast Cancer Prevention

    by Stephen Byrnes

    The author highlights the misconceptions about, and explains the differences between, saturated fats (in animal fats like butter and palm kernel and coconut oil), monounsaturated f...

  15. Your Body Loves Linseed Oil

    by Durwin Banks

    This article explains the importance of a balance between omega 3 and omega 6 oils. The widespread use of common and cheap vegetables oils by the food industry means that the desira...

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