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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
alpha-linolenic acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition
polyunsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
docosahexaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
eicosapentaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
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Source-Omega's sponsorship is intended to advocate for the importance of DHA, EPA and even ALA omega-3 intake during pregnancy, lactation, infancy and childhood.
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, suggests a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids are associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease outcomes, but a recent review (Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes & Essential Fatty Acids, online Sept.
Q"MY EIGHT-YEAR-OLD son doesn't like oily fish, which I know contains omega-3. Why is omega-3 important, and can he get it from other foods, or should he take a supplement?" AOXFORD University researcher Dr Alex Richardson, co-author of a study into the effect of omega-3 intake on children's behaviour and ability to learn, says: "The long-chain omega-3 found in fish, seafood and some algae are crucial for brain health.
Summary: The popularity of Al Rawabi Dairy Co's new low-fat Omega-3 milk is set to drive dairy sales in the region, a top official at the company has predicted.
Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids do not prevent heart attacks, stroke, or cardiovascular death in people already at increased cardiovascular risk, suggests a study published May 9 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Omega-3 fatty acids, namely EPA and DHA, are typically found in fish and fish oil and are the reason many people take fish oil supplements.
Most scientists agree that consuming foods containing omega-3 fatty acids--a form of polyunsaturated fats found in oily cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseed, and dark green leafy vegetables--is important for optimal brain health.
Epidemiologic data suggest that people who consume diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids (FAs)--long-chain polyunsaturated FAs such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)--have a decreased risk of major depressive disorder (MDD), postpartum depression, and bipolar disorder (BD).
Q Is it true that grass-fed beef is just as high in omega-3 fatty acids as fatty fish?
Omega-3 fatty acids have undergone numerous studies and are the new wonder food that are considered an essential food and can help us maintain good health from the cradle to the grave.
KEEP YOUR LEVELS OF OMEGA-3 IN CHECK TO BOOST HEALTH AND PEACE OF MIND JUST like a car needs oil in its engine, we need to make sure we have enough oily goodness in our bodies to keep healthy.