ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

New Option For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol

Living Longer, Healthier Lives with Resveratrol

Iodine: The Forgotten Medicine

Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics

Lipoic Acid Reverses Mitochondrial Decay

Nutraceutical Update - Rhodiola

Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen

Coenzyme Q10 Helps Veterans Battle Gulf War Illness Symptoms

New Test Shows Promise in Identifying New Drugs to Treat Lyme Disease

 
Print Page
Email Article

Omega-3 Fat Intake May Reduce Depressive Symptoms While Improving Brain Function and Volume

  [ 9 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • December 31, 2013


Omega-3 Fat Intake May Reduce Depressive Symptoms While Improving Brain Function and Volume

Press Release

DENVER, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent research shows that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely EPA and DHA, lower triglycerides in people treated with statins, reduce risk of depressive symptoms in women and improve executive functions in healthy, older adults. These and other findings are summarized in the December 2013 PUFA Newsletter for health professionals.

Elevated triglycerides (blood fats) are associated with higher risks of cardiovascular and total mortality as well as pancreatitis. In a recent study, 224 statin-treated patients from nine countries with very high levels of triglycerides were treated with high doses of EPA for 12 weeks. Their triglyceride concentrations fell by about 27 and 7 percent with intake of 4 grams/day and 2 grams/day, respectively. Another study with 623 men and women from 96 U.S. sites reported that those consuming 2 or 4 grams per day of omega-3 PUFAs for six weeks had significant reductions in their triglycerides as well.

"EPA and DHA are among the most effective agents for reducing triglyceride levels without the undesirable side effects that may accompany other medications," says PUFA Newsletter Editor Joyce Nettleton, D.Sc.  

A German study looked at the impact of EPA and DHA supplementation on executive functions – the regulation and control of cognitive processes like working memory, reasoning, problem solving and planning – and brain structure in healthy, older adults. After 26 weeks, executive functions were significantly enhanced with omega-3 consumption and participants had greater brain volumes, whereas brain volumes decreased in the placebo-treated participants.

"While improving executive functions is significant, it may be that the changes in brain volume and structure are more important for the prevention of cognitive decline," notes Nettleton.

A large observational study among African-American and Caucasian, middle-aged adults in the U.S. examined the consumption of omega-3 and omega-6 PUFAs and the occurrence of self-reported depressive symptoms. Women with higher intakes of total omega-3 PUFAs – whether or not relative to total omega-6 PUFA intakes – had significantly lower risks of developing such symptoms.

"The study shows not only the potential for higher EPA and DHA intakes to reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, but also the encouraging possibility that higher intakes of omega-3 PUFAs are linked to elevated mood," observes Nettleton. "Now that's something to smile about indeed."

To read more about these and other studies, go to www.fatsoflife.com



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth Vitamin D3 Extreme™ by ProHealth
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Shoo Pain, Don't Bother Me - Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing