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Could omega-3 foods help cut damage caused by pollution?

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Could omega-3 foods help cut damage caused by pollution?

⦁ Researchers at Harvard Medical School say toxic particles can penetrate lungs⦁ Poor air quality is a major cause of disease and death and increases stroke risk⦁ Study found omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish, soy beans and spinach can be used to prevent damage caused by polluted airConsuming foods rich in omega-3 can reduce damage triggered by air pollution by approximately half, a research study has actually discovered. Scientists at Harvard Medical Institution found out that toxic particles could penetrate the lungs into other body organs, like brain and testicles.Poor air quality is a major cause of disease and fatality--...

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Fat doctors 'should be struck off for setting a bad example to their obese patients', weight-loss expert tells NHS chief

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TV presenter Steve Miller says doctors should face annual weight tests Fat doctors should be sacked and forced to lose weight to return to work   Patients do not take advice about weight loss seriously if it comes from a doctor the 'size of a sumo wrestler', he said  Has written to NHS chief executive Simon Stevens asking him to 'get tough' on obese GPs who set a poor example for patients Overweight doctors should be struck off and banned from practising on the NHS, a weight-loss expert. Steve Miller, presenter of the TV show Fat Families, told MailOnline family...

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Furred-up arteries. Diabetes. Eye disease. Dementia. Depression. Why doctors now believe they could all be triggered by one SILENT KILLER

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Sprained ankle or an infected splinter can bring on inflammation We recognise its heat, swelling and discomfort - but it's not just skin deep Low-level reaction is recognised as being at heart of most chronic diseases Include atherosclerosis, age-related macular degeneration and dementia Whether it's the result of a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction to pollen, or an infected splinter, we all recognise the heat, swelling and discomfort that inflammation brings. But while these complaints may seem relatively trivial, inflammation is far from being just skin deep. Increasingly, a low-level form of this reaction inside the body is recognised as...

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Omega-3 Strongly Linked to Behaviour, Learning in Children.

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that a child’s blood levels of long-chain Omega-3 DHA can significantly predict how well he or she is able to concentrate and learn.  The study, published in the journal PLOS One, is one of the first to evaluate blood Omega-3 levels in UK schoolchildren. “From a sample of nearly 500 schoolchildren, we found that levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood significantly predicted a child’s behaviour and ability to learn,” said co-author Paul Montgomery, Ph.D., from Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. “Higher levels...

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Omega-3 Supplements Help Treat Depression.

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may be useful in treating major depression. New research shows that when patients with major depression and no concurrent anxiety disorder were treated with omega-3 supplements, their symptoms were markedly reduced compared to patients treated with placebo. Major depression affects five to 10 percent of the population.  Symptoms include severely depressed mood, loss of interest in usual activities, loss of pleasure, and fatigue.  Sufferers can also experience marked weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleep, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, and recurrent thoughts of suicide.  Three to four percent of patients commit suicide. Diagnosis...

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