Mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids benefit eye health revealed

Omega-3 fatty acids provide many health benefits.  Over the last several years, research involving omega-3 fatty acids has revealed a positive, direct effect on eye health. Retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as other diseases that affect the nerves and tissues of the eye, negatively impact the lives of millions, often leading to impaired vision or blindness.

A new study in Science Translational Medicine (February 2011) reviewed the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on eye health and the pathways by which its beneficial effects occur.  It was found that Read More

Fatty Acids and Antioxidants for Pancreatic Health

A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer investigated the relationship between intake of specific fatty acids, antioxidants and pancreatic health. Data collected from residents in the San Francisco Bay Area revealed positive associations between consuming omega-3 fatty acids (> 850 mg) and high total intake of vitamins C and E from supplements and pancreatic health. In contrast, diets high in saturated fats and some monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats were associated with increased risk of an unhealthy pancreas. These results help to support the numerous benefits of supplementation with omega-3’s and antioxidants.

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