Scientific Proof of the Benefits of Omega-3s

Omega-3 fatty acids have been scientifically proven to have benefits for people and animals with the following conditions:

  1. Arthritis (J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2010 Jan 1;236(1):67-73)
  2. Asthma (Eur Respir J. 2000 Nov;16(5):861-5)
  3. Auto-immune disorders (J Am Coll Nutr. 2002 Dec;21(6):495-505; Front Biosci. 2008 May 1;13:4015-20)
  4. Inflammation (Br J Nutr. 2012 Jun;107 Suppl 2:S159-70; Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jun;83(6 Suppl):1505S-1519S; Proc Nutr Soc. 2002 Aug;61(3):345-58)
  5. Insulin resistance (Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2009 Mar;12(2):138-46)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jan 13. Epub 2010 Jan 13; Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Jun;20(5):326-31. Epub 2009 Jun 21)
  7. Keratitis sicca (dry eye) (Neurosurg Focus. 2009 Feb;26(2):E8)
  8. Urinary calcium oxalate stones (J Urol. 2011 Feb;185(2):719-24. Epub 2010 Dec 18)
  9. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (Br J Nutr. 2011 May;105(9):1361-8)
  10. Hypertension (high blood pressure) (J Intern Med. 2010 Dec 10. Epub 2010 Dec 10.)
  11. Cardiovascular disease (Curr Opin Lipidol. 2000;11(1):57-63.)
  12. Macular degeneration (Am J Clin Nutr. 2001;73(2):209-218)
  13. Cognitive disorders (Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Apr;85(4):1142-7)
  14. Fatty liver disease (Int Urol Nephrol. 2004;36(4):591-8)
  15. Allergic rhinitis / “hay fever” (J Am Coll Nutr. 2007 Jun;26(3):279-87)
  16. Cancer (Med Hypotheses. 2012 Jan;78(1):45-57; Prostate. 2001;47(4):262-268; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007;16(2):314-21; Int J Cancer. 2013 Nov 21.; Curr Breast Cancer Rep. 2013 Sep 1;5(3):247-254.)
     
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