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Omega-6 fatty acid could help prevent heart disease

July 19, 2019

An omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid has the potential to help fight heart disease, finds a new study by…
Study Identifies Biological Mechanism whereby Fatty Foods Increase the Likelihood of Depression

May 30, 2019

It is safe to say that most people are probably well aware of the benefits of maintaining a…
A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

May 16, 2019

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in…
Study: Free fatty acids appear to rewire cells to promote obesity-related breast cancer

March 20, 2019

Scientists at the University of Illinois have found that free fatty acids in the blood appear to boost…
Sunscreen and cosmetics compound may harm coral by altering fatty acids

January 10, 2019

Although sunscreen is critical for preventing sunburns and skin cancer, some of its ingredients are not so beneficial…
Vital Insights into Omega-3 and Vitamin D

November 19, 2018

For years, it’s remained an open question: What effects do dietary supplements such as high doses of vitamin…
The girl suffers from the disorder SAVI, whereby the cells in her body constantly release molecules that cause inflammation. This results in severe skin eczema, problems with lung function and impaired growth. Image credit: National Institutes of Health.
Fatty acids can slow down an overheated immune system

September 25, 2018

Sometimes, the body’s otherwise intelligent immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s healthy tissue by responding to infections that…
International team makes rare discovery of new fatty acids

August 29, 2018

Named for the sites of the two leading institutions, Nebraskanic acid and Wuhanic acid make up nearly half…
Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

July 17, 2018

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer’s growth and spread,…
Researchers aim to further enrich eggs, poultry meat with omega-3 fatty acids

April 3, 2018

Research has shown that the consumption of long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids provides a myriad of health benefits,…
Study: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

July 21, 2017

Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3…
Studies link healthy brain aging to omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the blood

May 20, 2017

Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures…
Unlocking the blood-brain barrier

May 4, 2017

Already extolled for their health benefits as a food compound, omega-3 fatty acids now appear to also play…
Birth Weight is Risk Factor for Fatty Liver Disease in Children

April 4, 2017

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with a cohort of clinical collaborators from across…
Oily fish eaten during pregnancy may reduce risk of asthma in offspring

April 8, 2016

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma…
Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil

January 22, 2016

Researchers studied the effect in mice of consuming feed enriched with oil from glasshouse-grown genetically engineered Camelina sativa,…
Procreation trumps survival — even on a cellular level

December 3, 2015

A newly discovered biological mechanism channels a mother’s available energy — in the form of fat — straight…
New strategy discovered for treating arthritis

November 26, 2015

Microvesicles are very small subcellular structures (0.05 to 1 micrometer in diameter) that consist of fluid enclosed by…
Lower availability of omega-3 fatty acids associated with bipolar disorder

November 26, 2015

People with bipolar disorder have lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than…
Specific Fatty Acids May Worsen Crohn’s Disease

September 22, 2015

Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in Crohn’s disease.…
What the Inuit can tell us about omega-3 fats and ‘paleo’ diets

September 19, 2015

The traditional diet of Greenland natives — the Inuit — is held up as an example of how…
Dietary Trans Fat Consumption May Lead to Impaired Memory in Young Adults

June 19, 2015

We‘ve all seen the headlines warning against the eating of trans fats – a type of both natural…
Study: Cheese is surprisingly healthy

April 25, 2015

Scientists may have solved the conundrum of why the French can drink wine and eat lots of cheese…
Scientists create renewable fossil fuel alternative using bacteria

September 3, 2014

Researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate renewable propane. The development is a step towards…
Certain fatty acids “label” your DNA for type II diabetes, scientists say

August 3, 2014

It will come as no surprise to anyone that a greasy diet goes hand-in-hand with obesity and a…
Controversy of fatty acids in cancer is unraveling: instead of upping the supplements, reduce processed foods

February 21, 2014

Many questions have been raised about the health effects of omega-3 fatty acids recently, especially after evidence came…
Excess omega-3 fatty acids could lead to negative health effects

October 30, 2013

A new review suggests that omega-3 fatty acids taken in excess could have unintended health consequences in certain…
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