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Guest Articles & Invited Opinions

  • Omega-3 PUFAs: Who Could Have Predicted?

    Guest Article Joyce A. Nettleton, D.Sc. Past Editor, PUFA Newsletter   How far omega-3 (n-3) PUFA research has come! The 1936 medical observations of Israel Rabinowitch describing the rarity of arteriosclerosis among the Inuit of the eastern Canadian Arctic and similarly among the northwest...

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  • Clinical Studies on the Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Outcomes

    Invited Opinion Aldo Bernasconi, Ph.D. Director of Information and Research Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s   There is a long history of clinical research showing that long-chain omega-3 fatty acids – the kind of fatty acids found at relatively high levels in fish oils - have ...

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  • Nutrition, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depression

    By Marlene P. Freeman, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass. The effects of nutrition and dietary composition have been studied in the area of mental health.  Epidemiological studies have focused either on cross-sectional analyses or longitudinal analysis on...

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  • ISSFAL 2012

    The 10th Congress of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) convened May 26-30, in Vancouver, Canada, overlooking the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbor and Stanley Park. Three days packed with meetings, breakfast workshops, plenary and poster sessions, exhibits a...

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  • Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid: Are They Different?

    Trevor A Mori, Ph.D., Professor, School of Medicine and Pharmacology, Royal Perth Hospital Unit, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. Many of the cardiovascular benefits ascribed to omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids were initially attributed to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) rather than docosahe...

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