Saturday, December 29, 2007

Better Weight Management and a Deterrent Against Alzheimer's Disease. Wow, more fish oil please...

I have blogged for many years on the benefits of taking supplemental Omega 3's, especially with high amounts of EPA & DHA. The best reason I like the capsules instead of just relying on consuming cold water fish, is the fact that molecularly distilled fish oil eliminates the heavy metals like mercury, that are often found in commercial fish. It is also more concentrated. The reasons for taking additional Omega 3's are impressive, here are just a few that I found this week in the news.


Fish oil capsules pack same omega-3 punch as fish...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Fish oil capsules and fatty fish do an equally good job of enriching the blood and other body tissues with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, new findings suggest. "We went into the project assuming that fish would be better, based on some previous literature from other people," Harris noted in an interview. Based on the current findings, he added, "it doesn't make any difference whether you get your omega 3 fatty acids from a concentrate in a capsule or in fish -- they have the same effect on enriching the tissues with omega 3."

More support for omega-3 and weight management...
As we head into the festive season, and the inevitable over-indulgence, researchers from Japan have reported that omega-3-rich fish oil could reduce body weight gain by boosting fat metabolism - in mice at least. At the end of the study, the researchers reported that the fish oil-supplemented group exhibited increased levels of lipid metabolism-related genes, including carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a, cytochrome P450 4A10, and malic enzyme. Moreover, fish oil ingestion boosted the activity of enzymes related to metabolism. Specifically, enzymes related to fatty acid beta-oxidation, omega-oxidation, and malic were 1.2-, 1.6-, and 1.7-fold higher in the fish oil-supplemented diet, compared to those only receiving the high fat diet. "These findings suggest that an up-regulation of intestinal lipid metabolism is associated with the anti-obesity effect of FO," wrote the researchers.

Fish Oil Is A Deterrent Against Alzheimer's Disease... As people live longer their chances of developing Alzheimer's disease also grows - however, researchers from UCLA have found that fish oils can really reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's. More importantly, they have found out why this is so. Greg Cole, professor of medicine and neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and associate director of UCLA's Alzheimer Disease Research Center, and team say that omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is found in fish oil, raises the production of LR11. LR11 is a protein which exists at excessively low levels among Alzheimer's disease patients. LR11 is known to destroy the protein that forms the plaques linked to the disease. MORE

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Good health to all of you...

Christopher Wiechert, C.N.C.

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