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Omega-3 Fish Oil EPA and DHA Intake Linked With Reduced Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Women

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Regular consumption of fish and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing age-related macular degeneration in women, according to a report posted online that will appear in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

An estimated nine million U.S. adults aged 40 years and older show signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD),” the authors write as background information in the article. “An additional 7.3 million persons have early age-related macular degeneration, which is usually associated with moderate or no vision loss but does increase the risk of progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration.”
Using the Women’s Health Study, William G. Christen, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, and colleagues collected data on 38,022 women who had not been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. Information on women’s eating habits was obtained via questionnaire at the beginning of the study and included information on intake of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) [Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish], and arachidonic acid and linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acids). During ten years of follow-up, additional questionnaires tracked the women’s eye health, with specific focus on diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration.
Over the course of follow-up, 235 cases of age-related macular degeneration were reported. In analyses that adjusted for age and treatment assignment, women who consumed the most DHA compared with women who consumed the lowest amount had a 38 percent lower risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. Similar results were observed for higher intake of EPA and for higher consumption of both types of acid together.
Results for fish intake showed that consumption of one or more servings of fish per week, when compared to less than one per month, was associated with a 42 percent lower risk of age-related macular degeneration. “This lower risk appeared to be due primarily to consumption of canned tuna fish and dark-meat fish.”
For omega-6 fatty acids, higher intake of linoleic acid but not arachidonic acid was associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, however this association was non-significant after adjustment for other risk factors and fats.
“In summary, these prospective data from a large population of women with no prior diagnosis of AMD indicate that regular consumption of DHA and EPA and fish significantly reduced the risk of incident AMD,” the authors conclu

Omega 3 Fish Oil

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

TakeOmega3 is currently the highest concentration omega3 available and each capsule contains 750mg EPA which is the most powerful natural anti inflammatory and 50mg DHA . EPA actually produces anti inflammatory hormones

It has multiple applications in a clinical and sports setting -

This formulation lowers risk of death from heart disease, heart attack and stroke by preventing clots , decreasing inflammation in the vessels , decreasing cholesterol and stabalizing the heartbeat to prevent irregular contractions
Reduces inflammation in the body which helps conditions such as Arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease , Type 2 Diabetes , Eczema and Psoriasis – EPA is now recognised as the most powerful natural anti inflammatory
Improves mood and concentration especially under stressful conditions , also speeds recovery from traumatic brain injury and recent studies have been looking at the benefits for combat aircraft pilots re improvement in cockpit skills .
Offers better oxygen delivery to the body as a result less muscle fatigue and removes carbon dioxide / lactic acid .
Research is now focusing on the fact it may help prevent osteoporosis
Research is now showing that omega 3 can be linked with a reduction risk of breast cancer , bowel/colon cancer and prostate cancer by as much as 40%
It helps prevent muscle wastage during illness , specifically with regards Cancer and aging as well being the only effective treatment with regards Cancer Malnutrition .
It improves weight loss especially around stomach area
Lowers triglycerides by 20% to 50%
lowers blood pressure
Helps improve bone mass

In athletes it improves stamina and performance , supports mental concentration and focus . Also assists in quicker recovery time after injury

Omega 3 fish oil may reduce depression symptoms in the elderly

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Daily omega-3 supplements may reduce the occurrence of the symptoms of depression in elderly women, says a new study from Italy that adds to the ongoing debate over omega-3 and mood.

Statistically and clinically significant – Harry Rice, PhD

Statistically and clinically significant – Harry Rice, PhD

According to findings published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, depressed women who received daily supplements containing 2.5 grams of omega-3 experienced significant reductions in their symptoms.

In addition, researchers from the University of Pavia also report that omega-3 supplements providing a daily EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) dose of 1.67 grams and a daily DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) dose of 0.83 grams reported improvements in the ‘quality of life’.

“This [quality of life] observation has never been achieved before and it appears of great value from the clinical point of view, due to the importance of these aspects in the elderly population,” wrote the researchers.

“The concept of quality of life is defined as a perceived global satisfaction and satisfaction within a number of key domains, with special emphasis on well-being.

“Therefore, the amelioration of quality of life in depressed elderly patients after supplementation with omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids is an important .finding,” they added.a joint Anglo-Iranian study reported that depression ratings were cut by 50 per cent following daily one gram supplements of EPA, an effect similar to that obtained by the antidepressant drug fluoxetine, according to findings published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Side Effects Fish Oil

Friday, April 15th, 2011

People are often concerned about the side effects of fish oil . As with any supplement there is always the chance of suffering side effects however the best way to avoid side effects with fish oil is very simple.

Buy a good quality fish oil supplement that is highly purified , this should mean that you avoid the fishy aftertaste and gastric / stomach upset that can be linked with lower grade fish oil . Unfortunately it isnt always clear how pure a product is, but a good guideline is to look at the omega3 content per fish oil supplement and then see what the level of the active ingredients EPA and DHA are in percentage to the total omega 3 fish oil. For example a product may detail it is 1000mg omega 3 fish oil however the level of  active ingredients EPA and DHA may only be 300mg – so less than a 1/3 of the  total oil contains the important EPA /DHA  so this is clearly a low concentration oil which has not been refined to the extent of a high quality oil such as takeomega 3 fish oil . A good quality fish oil supplement will detail the exact levels of EPA and DHA per capsule . Take Omega 3 fish oil has per fish oil supplement 750mg EPA and 50mg DHA and is the highest concentration available of any fish oil supplement at 85% concentration.

Do you know where the fish oil has been sourced from ?  What is the testing process throughout manufacturing process ? Where is the country of origin ? All of these should be considered as it is an indication of the purity of the fish oil , and the purity of the fish oil could be critical in avoiding stomach upset , nausea, gastric upset. Take Omega 3 fish oil is uniquely made from fish sourced from sustainable fish stocks from the purest waters of Chile – only sardines and anchovies are used in our fish oil. The refining process takes 10 weeks and is uniquely carried out in only one of two sites globally licensed by MHRA (Medical Health and Regulatory Authority) as a result Take Omega 3 is the highest concentration available . So the fish oil side effects that you may experience with other less refined fish oils due to lack of  purity and low concentration dont occur.

As with any supplement fish oil isnt any different and you should stick to the recommended dosage – we recommend 1 fish oil supplement per day  as that delivers 750mg EPA and 50mg DHA- obviously other  fish oil supplement brands have far lower concentrations and therefore they may recommend you  take multiple capsules. The more low grade omega 3 fish oil  capsules you take the more chance you are likely to have side effects fish oil .

If  you take blood thinners such as warfarin you should consult your Doctor  as omega 3 does have a blood thinning effect . Unlike St Johns Wort omega 3 fish oil does not interact in a negative way with any other prescription medicine so it is safe though you should always advise your GP that you are taking it as with any other vitamin / mineral supplement.

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