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Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Posted 10 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 – Omega-3 fatty acids – nutrients long thought to be helpful for neurological health – can cross the usually impenetrable blood-brain barrier and make their way into the brain, a new study suggests. The finding could have implications for the use of omega-3s as a treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's, the Swedish researchers said. As published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm wanted to learn how far in the nervous system omega-3 fatty acids might travel. "Earlier population studies indicated that omega-3s can protect against Alzheimer's disease, which makes it interesting to study the effects of dietary supplements containing this group of fatty acids in patients who have already developed the disease," study lead author Dr. Yvonne Freund-Levi said in an institute news release. The researchers said ... Read more

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Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

Posted 25 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25 – If you eat a lot of fish or take fish oil supplements hoping to boost your brain health, a new study has disappointing findings for you. The study, published online Sept. 25 in the journal Neurology, found no difference in memory and thinking test scores based on levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood. "We looked at the association of blood biomarkers of [omega-3 fatty acids] and measure of cognitive [thinking] function and found no statistically significant association between baseline levels or over time," said the study's lead author, Eric Ammann, a doctoral candidate in the department of epidemiology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. However, this study's findings run counter to other research that has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids can help protect the aging brain. A study published in the February 2012 issue of Neurology suggested that ... Read more

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Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Posted 10 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 10 – Eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Moreover, marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids may also raise the risk for aggressive prostate cancer, according to the study by scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. "These anti-inflammatory omega-3s were associated with a 43 percent increased risk for prostate cancer overall, and a 71 percent increased risk in aggressive prostate cancer," said study lead author Theodore Brasky, a research assistant professor at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, who was at Hutchinson at the time of the study. Aggressive prostate cancer is often fatal, he added. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish such as salmon, trout and fresh tuna and in fish oil capsules, are widely reputed to ... Read more

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Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Posted 22 May 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 22 – Fish oil supplements could help reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The supplements, also known as omega-3 fatty acids, increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin that's linked to insulin sensitivity, Harvard researchers found. Higher levels of this hormone in the bloodstream have also been linked to a lower risk for heart disease. "While prior animal studies found fish oil increased circulating adiponectin, whether similar effects apply in humans is not established," the study's lead author, Jason Wu, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said in a news release from the Endocrine Society. For their study, the researchers conducted a "meta-analysis" of 14 clinical trials. A meta-analysis reviews existing research and attempts to find a consistent pattern. In this case, the studies that were reviewed were all randomized, ... Read more

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Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

Posted 8 May 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 8 – Although previous research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids may help those who have already had a heart attack or suffer from heart failure, a new study finds that the supplements do little to prevent cardiac trouble in people who have risk factors for heart disease. Italian researchers reported that omega-3 fatty acid supplements did not reduce death from heart disease or heart attacks or strokes in this vulnerable group. "Contrary to the expectations, adding supplemental omega-3 fatty acids does not have any specific advantage in a population that is considered at high risk of cardiovascular disease," said lead researcher Dr. Gianni Tognoni, from the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche in Milan. Tognoni said omega-3 fatty acids do seem to help prevent abnormal heart rhythms following a heart attack or heart failure. There appears, however, to be no value in ... Read more

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Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

Posted 6 May 2013 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, May 5 – Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn't give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which afflicts millions of older people in the United States, according to background information outlined by the researchers. The condition is "the leading cause of blindness in the developed world, [and] accounts for more than 50 percent of all blindness in United States," the study authors said. "Without more effective ways of slowing progression, the number of persons with advanced AMD is expected to double over the next 20 years, resulting in increasing socioeconomic burden," wrote Dr. Emily Chew, of the U.S. National Eye Institute, and colleagues. Prior research has shown that a blend of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and ... Read more

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Eat Fish, Live Longer?

Posted 1 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 1 – Regularly eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids might lengthen your life, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,600 older adults found those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids – found in salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout and albacore tuna – lived more than two years longer on average than those with lower blood levels. "This is not a study of fish oil supplements, it's a study of blood omega-3 levels related to diet," said researcher Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The study, published April 1 in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, doesn't prove that eating fish will increase longevity, but it does suggest a connection. "Blood levels of omega-3s are related to lower risk of death, especially cardiovascular death," Mozaffarian said. Mozaffarian found ... Read more

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Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review

Posted 21 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 21 – A new review of studies finds that supplementing infant formula with omega-3 fatty acids in an effort to strengthen babies' eyesight does appear to benefit early vision development. However, experts note that breast-fed babies already take in omega-3s naturally from their mothers' milk. Dr. Michael Bloch, an assistant professor at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, Conn., and colleagues analyzed 19 randomized, controlled trials on nearly 2,000 infants aged 1 year and under. A randomized, controlled study is one in which people are randomly assigned to different groups: one group receives the treatment and the other does not receive the treatment (the "control" group). "As best we can measure, [the supplementation] seems to help visual development," Bloch concluded. The study, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is published online Dec. 17 and in ... Read more

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Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

Posted 20 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 20 – Some research has suggested that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil can help prevent an irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation. However, a new study finds these supplements have little effect on the condition once it develops. Atrial fibrillation is a common heart problem usually kept under control with medications and sometimes with surgical procedures. The primary danger from the condition is the risk of a stroke from a clot caused by the irregular heart beat, the researchers explained. "There is no role of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients with previous atrial fibrillation," said lead researcher Dr. Alejandro Macchia, from the GESICA Foundation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "However, these results did not rule out the possibility that these agents may have a role in the primary prevention of atrial fibrillation." ... Read more

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Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans

Posted 20 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 20 – A new survey estimates that one in seven people in the United States regularly takes supplements that aren't vitamins or minerals – such as fish oil, echinacea or ginseng – but only 30 percent of them have had a doctor or nurse recommend supplements. About one-third of supplement users have not alerted their doctor, even though they may take the drug for a potentially serious health issue, such as high blood pressure, arthritis or depression, the survey found. "These are things that clinicians often treat with more complex treatments," said Robert Blendon, a professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of a letter in the Nov. 19 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. "They need to be aware that people are using this as one form of treatment." Although supplement use is widespread, not much is known about why people take ... Read more

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Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study

Posted 5 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 5 – A hoped-for effect of fish oil supplements in preventing an irregular heartbeat that often follows heart surgery did not materialize in a major new trial. Fish oil capsules with omega-3 fatty acids given in the days before and after surgery failed to stop the post-op onset of atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia that can raise patients' odds for stroke. The international trial of more than 1,500 patients "is important to provide a definitive answer that [fish oil] does not reduce atrial fibrillation in that setting," said study lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston. His team presented the findings Monday in Los Angeles at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association. They are also being published simultaneously online Nov. 5 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ... Read more

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Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke

Posted 30 Oct 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 30 – Eating fish, particularly oily fish, a couple of times a week may help protect you against stroke, but fish oil supplements don't have the same effect, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the results of 38 previous studies to examine the association between fish consumption and the risk of stroke or mini-stroke (know to doctors as transient ischemic attack). The studies included nearly 800,000 people in 15 countries. After adjusting for several risk factors, the researchers concluded that people who ate two to four servings of oily fish per week had a 6 percent lower risk of stroke or mini-stroke than those who ate one or less servings per week. People who ate five or more servings per week had a 12 percent lower risk. Two servings per week of any fish was associated with a 4 percent reduced risk. However, fish oil supplements did not reduce the risk of stroke or ... Read more

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Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

Posted 11 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 11 – Omega-3 fatty acids have been touted as a way to reduce the risk of a host of cardiovascular problems, but now Greek researchers report that may not be true. Their finding runs counter to the recommendations of many experts, including American Heart Association officials, who say it's important to consume enough omega-3 fatty acids for good heart health. "Currently, American Heart Association Guidelines provide a recommendation that fish oil supplementation may be considered in individuals with cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a spokesman for the American Heart Association and a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was not involved in the new study. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (fish oil) supplements have been demonstrated in many, but not all, randomized clinical trials to reduce the risk of cardiovascular ... Read more

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Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

Posted 13 Jun 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 13 – Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements, such as fish oil capsules, doesn't seem to help older people maintain their brain health, researchers report. A number of studies have suggested that omega-3 fatty acids may help keep nerve cells in the brain healthy into old age, but there is limited evidence for the role of these fatty acids in preventing dementia or decreased mental abilities – known as "cognitive decline." To examine this issue more closely, Emma Sydenham and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in England reviewed evidence from three studies that compared the effects of omega-3 fatty acids taken in capsules or margarine to the effects of placebo capsules with sunflower oil or olive oil, or regular margarine (the "control" group). The studies included a total of more than 3,500 people over the age of 60 and lasted between six and ... Read more

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Eating More Foods Rich in Omega-3s May Lower Alzheimer's Risk: Study

Posted 2 May 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 2 – Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may guard against Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The finding stems from work conducted among roughly 1,200 dementia-free patients over the age of 65. All underwent blood tests to assess levels of a key Alzheimer's-associated protein after providing the study authors with a dietary breakdown dating back more than a year. "Past research has shown that, in this population, higher levels of the beta amyloid protein appear related to a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease," said study author Yian Gu, an associate research scientist with the Taub Institute for Research in Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University in New York City. "So we wanted to try and figure out if what we eat can affect these levels." "We considered only the omega-3 nutrient content in [study participants'] diets," ... Read more

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