Posts Tagged "omega 3"

Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Ward Off Babies' Colds

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 in Health & Wellness

When women take a supplement of the omega 3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy, their babies have fewer cold symptoms and shorter illnesses, new research indicates. At 1 month and 3 months of age, about 38 percent of babies exposed to docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the womb experienced cold symptoms, compared to about 45 percent of the babies whose mothers were given a placebo supplement while they were pregnant. “The data suggested that for most of the symptoms we looked at, duration of symptoms was less when mothers received DHA. And, in the case of colds, the probability of a cold was...

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Fish Oils May Slow Genetic Aging in Heart Patients

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

New Research Suggests Omega-3s May Slow Aging on Genetic Level; Some Heart Doctors Skeptical By JOHN McKENZIE ABC News Medical Correspondent Jan. 19, 2010 Heart disease patients have long been encouraged to eat more fish or take fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids. The reason? People who do, tend to live longer. Share Researchers have discovered a clue to slowing down the aging process.Now, some say a study out this evening in the Journal of the American Medical Association might explain why. Specifically, the researchers behind the study report that for heart disease...

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