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Dry 'computer eyes' soothed by fish oil pill: Supplement thought to help by reducing inflammation and promoting circulation

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Study of 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use Participants were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills Those taking fish oil had more of the cells responsible for lubrication  Dry eye can be eased with fish oil supplements, according to new research from India. In a three-month study, 478 people with dry eye as a result of excessive computer use were given either two omega-3 pills a day, or placebo pills that contained olive oil. The results, published in the journal Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, showed that those taking fish...

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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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The diet plan that works for EVERYONE: From office workers to menopausal women, newlyweds to fitness fanatics, expert reveals what you should be eating depending on your age and lifestyle.

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Menopausal women need to eat more fats and go easy on grains. Office workers should eat protein-rich snacks to keep cravings at bay. Shift workers should eat foods containing tryptophan to encourage serotonin, a calming chemical which encourages sleep. Is everyone around you losing weight on some new and guaranteed weight loss diet but you are not?  Are you cutting calories like crazy only to see the needle on the bathroom scales stubbornly refusing to move to the left or worse still, moving depressingly to the right?  You are not alone.  Research reveals that for every 10 people that launch...

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10 health benefits of Omega-3s.

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You always hear about omega-3s but what does it all mean and what benefits do these fatty acids have? When you hear the word ‘fat’ and ‘food’, you often believe this will mean the food is bad because fat is bad for you. Well, this is actually not true as omega-3s are in fact some of the most crucial fatty acids we need, and are comprised of three types, EPA, ALA and DHA, which you may have heard of. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function well, but also they deliver some big health benefits but the...

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Penn Study: Omega-3 Could Reduce Antisocial And Aggressive Behaviour In Kids.

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Could something as simple as a supplement curb aggressive behaviour in children? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say the answer might be yes. According to a new study, omega-3, a fatty acid that’s commonly found in fish oil, could help reduce behaviour problems in kids who tend to be aggressive and anti-social. Three Penn scientists worked on the research, which focused on children living on Mauritius. The control group of 100 kids between 8- and 16-years-old received an omega-3 infused juice drink once a day for six months, while one hundred other kids got the same...

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