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UK experts are predicting a steep rise in the rate of an eye condition that is already a leading cause of blindness globally . Omega 3 EPA and DHA an reduce risk

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

UK experts are predicting a steep rise in the rate of an eye condition that is already a leading cause of blindness globally . Omega 3 EPA and DHA an reduce risk

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 600,000 Britons.But an ageing population means this figure could rise by a quarter to nearly 756,000 by 2020, according to recent research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.Yet half of UK adults have never heard of AMD, a poll by the College of Optometrists suggests.The survey of over 4,000 also found many people were unaware that a poor diet and smoking increases the risk of AMD.AMD affects a tiny part of the retina at the back of the eye that controls central vision.

people in UK and globally need to be more aware of AMD and the impact that it can have This makes it difficult for the individual to see fine detail, such as recognising people’s faces, reading or watching television.There are two forms of AMD, wet and dry.There is currently no cure for either forms but early diagnosis and treatment of wet AMD – which develops rapidly – is crucial in order to prevent vision loss.Dry AMD, which is more common, develops gradually and is not treatable but there are services available to support people with this condition.Dr Susan Blakeney, optometric adviser to the College of Optometrists said: “Age-related macular degeneration is the biggest single cause of sight loss in the UK so it is concerning that so few people are aware of it and its symptoms.”By making people more aware of AMD and the impact that it can have, we hope to increase detection and people seeking access to support services.”While AMD is a condition associated with older age, there are steps you can take earlier in life to minimise your risk.Research suggests that a diet rich in leafy green vegetables, brightly coloured fruits and vegetables and oily fish may help prevent AMD.Smoking also doubles your chances of developing the condition so quitting can also reduce your risk.Dr Blakeney said: “I also recommend to patients that they regularly check the vision in each eye separately so that they can spot early changes.”It is easy to do and only takes a couple of seconds, yet it could save your sight. You can do it by looking at a bit of graph paper and checking if you see any distortion or blank spots.”

Omega 3 EPA reduces LDL cholesterol levels – TakeOmega3 has 750mg EPA per capsule

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

New clinical study results presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions show that the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), helped significantly reduce small dense LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

“This study suggests that supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid EPA may present unique benefits for cardiovascular health,” said Sujata K. Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., research associate with DuPont. “EPA was shown to have advantageous effects on several biomarkers, including LDL cholesterol, small dense LDL, and lp-PLA2.”

EPA is a long-chain fatty acid that is found primarily in cold water, fatty fish like sardines anchovies mackerel  as well as some omega-3 fatty acid such as TakeOmega3 which has 750 mg EPA per capsule  and is the highest grade omega 3 available in UK . A growing body of evidence suggests that EPA is the long-chain omega-3 that supports heart health.

The study, conducted by Cardiovascular Research Associates and sponsored by DuPont, was conducted among 110 healthy individuals comparing the effects of EPA supplements to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplements on cardiovascular health. The participants were placed into four study groups and examined over a six week period. During that time, each group was monitored while taking: EPA 600 mg per day; EPA 1,800 mg per day; DHA 600 mg per day; and an olive oil placebo.

The study found that in the 1,800mg EPA group, there were significant reductions of 7 percent for small dense low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and 6 percent for lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (lp-PLA2). lp-PLA2 is an enzyme involved in vascular inflammation.
In contrast, the 600mg DHA group showed a significant increase in total small dense LDL cholesterol in both the fasting and fed state of 14.2 percent and 16.3 percent respectively.

The study results will be featured during the American Heart Association Conference poster session in Chicago

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