A recent study investigated the relationship between vitamin D levels and breast cancer incidence. The study used data from 107 countries and found that those with higher levels of vitamin D and living closer to the equator (more sunlight) had less incidences of breast cancer. These results were independent of alcohol intake, meat intake, being overweight and other variables.* This study is not necessarily promoting more sun exposure, but suggests [...]
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According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Increasing evidence supports omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for patients with psychiatric disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHA). Children, ages 8-13, who participated in the study consumed eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), agents found in omega-3 fatty acid. The study’s measurements included continuous performance test results, including the test of variable attention (TOVA). TOVA is a computerized test of [...]
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Omega-3 and lutein with zeaxanthin supplements would save seniors billions of dollars in health care costs according to a study by the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance.* According to the American Heart Association, 13 million Americans suffer from Coronary Heart Disease, with men experiencing their first heart attack at the average age of 65.8 years and women at 70.4 years. A qualified health claim for the role of omega-3 supplements, in [...]
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Last month Archives of Ophthalmology published a meta analysis on omega-3 fatty acid and fish intake and its effect on the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This study identified 274 abstracts, 3 prospective cohort, 3 case-control, and 3 cross-sectional studies. Using quantitative methods, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with a 38% reduction in the risk of late AMD. Fish intake (2x per week) was [...]
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