By Natural Advocate | January 10, 2007 - 9:43 am - Posted in Nutritional Supplements

Flax and it’s oil contain omega-3 fatty acids. Eggs are also a good dietary source. Lamb, milk and cheese from grass fed animals are good to
consume for omega-3 addition to the diet.  Omega-3 fatty acids are available as supplements to be taken as enhancement to nutrition.

In recent years, a substantial amount of scientific research suggests that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Reviews done by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and JAMA in 2006 found a decrease in cardiovascular incidents
associated with regular fish and fish oil supplement consumption.

Other health benefits under review are the anti-inflammatory actions of omega-3 fatty acids. Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers have been found to benefit from omega-3.  Recent bodies of research are continuing on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in the treatment of neurological disorders ranging from autism to schizophrenia. The theory is omega-3s have a membrane enhancing quality on brain cells. Research in this area is ongoing and encouraging.

According to the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2006, deficits in omega-3 fatty acids have been linked to mood disorders. Treatment of
these disorders with omega-3s is a rational promising approach.

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