A new study shows that mothers who take in omega-3 (omega-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during pregnancy may produce children with a reduced risk of childhood allergies. This is described by the effects of maternal omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy and its impact on lactation and the incidence of allergic disease in infancy.* One hundred and forty-five pregnant women, affected by allergies themselves or having a husband or previous child with [...]
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Low vitamin D status has been associated with risk of cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, was the focus of this recent study. This study, published in the Journal of Lipidology evaluated the relationship of vitamin D and cardiovascular disease risk, including metabolic syndrome.* The study participants included 258 men and women using fasting blood samples, individual [...]
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Omega-3 consumption may cut the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration by up to 40%, according a recent study published in Archives of Ophthalmology. The Age-Related Disease Study Research Group suggests that eating an omega-3 rich diet can reduce the risk of severe AMD. Researchers studied 4,519 Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) participants between 60 and 80 years of age, looking at their stage of AMD as well as dietary [...]
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