Sugar Counteracts the Anti-inflamatory Effects of Essential Oils

Among the many benefits of the polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (omega-3 fats) is that they protect against high-fat diet induced obesity and the inflammation of fat cells  Researchers have found that excess table sugar (sucrose) added to the diets of mice significantly reduced the anti-inflammatory properties of these beneficial fats, and increased obesity.PositiveTip: How much…

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Fish Oil Fails Again

People who eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a reduced risk of coronary events. Fish oil capsules containing omega-3 fats are being tested in a variety of clinical settings to evaluate their potential benefit to human health.

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Fish Oil and the Prevention of Dementia

Everyone wants to prevent dementia! Companies who manufacture fish oil supplements loudly proclaim the possible benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for this problem. But a 2-year British study of elderly subjects (the longest and largest study ever done on this subject) has compared the use of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil with an olive oil placebo.…

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