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Documented Benefits

Cardiovascular Health

Large Study Deems EPA + DHA Supplements No Value to High Risk Heart Patients - Another controversial intervention trial, the Risk and Prevention Study, has concluded that long-chain n-3 PUFAs (n-3 LC-PUFAs) do not prevent cardiovascular death or disease in patients at high cardiovascular risk, a statement that created a media frenzy. Read more.

Long-Chain n-3 PUFAs in Blood Linked to 35% Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Death - As discussed in the previous article on the Risk and Prevention study, evidence for the effectiveness of long-chain n-3 PUFAs (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in primary and secondary prevention trials is inconsistent. Read more.

Maternal and Infant Health

Low Seafood Consumption Associated with High Anxiety Levels in LAte Pregnancy - Excessive anxiety during pregnancy increases the chances of lower birthweight and shorter gestation and may adversely affect the infant’s neurodevelopment. Read more.

Cognition

Math Scores in 28 Countries Associated with Breast Milk DHA - Several observational studies have reported that infants and children of mothers who had higher intakes of fish or n-3 LC-PUFAs in pregnancy score higher on cognitive and behavioral tests than children of mothers with low intakes. Read more.

DHA Supplementation in Healthy Yound Adults Linked to Improve Memory Scores - Higher concentrations of DHA in brain have been associated with improved memory performance in individuals with mild cognitive impairment, age-related cognitive decline, preterm infants fed LC-PUFA-supplemented formula, school-aged children with higher umbilical cord DHA concentrations and better cognitive performance in non-demented elderly with memory complaints. Read more.

 


  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences