Fat is made up of fatty acid molecules that are joined together, usually in groups of three (a triglyceride). When eaten and digested, it's broken down into single fatty acids, which are then absorbed into the blood and used in a variety of different bodily functions. These include:
Fish oils - and in turn omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA - have also been shown to play a very important role in the development of the central nervous system (the brain). So much so that it's been suggested that feeding fish oils to puppies can improve their memory retention and make them easier to train.
Your pudgy pooch may look adorable but the extra fat he's carrying is sabotaging his health and significantly increasing his risk of many other diseases. Arthritis is a classic inflammatory condition and excess fat creates inflammation.
After a busy week at work, the last thing you want to do is spend hours slaving away in front of a hot cooker. So, to help
Published last week in the British Medical Journal was a new meta-analysis of 21 studies of almost one million participants which concluded that consumption of omega 3 fatty acids, as found in fish, produces a significant reduction in the rate of breast cancer occurrence.
Amidst the dense fog of confusion lies the grounding of some basic and indisputable truths. Eat your veggies, cut down on sugar, exercise more often; these are all examples of statements that your mother would have iterated, and ones that should not go unheeded.
Eating two portions of oily fish a week could help ward off a stroke, research suggests. Scientists have found that eating
With burgeoning rates of depression, and our modern day diets in a pretty woeful state, is it time we started integrating nutritional strategies into the prevention and treatment of depression?
Contrary to popular belief, fish oil supplements do not reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a large study has found
A combination of fish oil and visits to the gym can help ageing muscles stay strong, research suggests. Women pensioners