fatty acids

  1. Fish oil slows brain aging by up to two years

    Grow an age-defying super brain with ONE spoonful a day

    It's a bum deal, right? We spend the first two-thirds of our lives accumulating knowledge, and the last third forgetting it all.

    Never mind the capitol of Kentucky -- you're just trying to keep your grandkids' names straight!

    Well, not me, friend. I may have racked up some miles on my odometer, but I'm still sharper than a Samurai sword. If I went on Jeopardy tomorrow, I'd be leaving with the deed to Alex Trebek's house -- and maybe even his wife.

    And it's not because I'm some genetic marvel, or because I wear out pencils on crosswords and Sudokus. It's because I start each day giving my brain EXACTLY what it needs -- healthy, disease fighting fat.

    That's right -- I said "healthy" and "fat" in the same sentence. And if you want to keep your noggin as nimble as mine as you age, you'd better start making the connection.

    According to a new study in Neurology, starting each day with a healthy dose of omega-3-rich fish oil may be the secret to keeping a youthful, active brain, even when you're old as dirt. Researchers tested the blood of 1,000 women for omega-3s, and then performed scans of their brains eight years later. The gals who started the study with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had more brain volume and had lost fewer brain cells. In fact, they seemed to halt the aging on their brains by up to two full years!

    And these ladies weren't spring chickens either. The average woman in the study was 78 years old -- right around the age where you have a better chance of finding the lost city of Atlantis than your car keys some mornings.

    This wasn't the first study to prove the powerful brain protection you get from just a spoonful of fish oil. Just a couple years ago I told you about a study of New York seniors that found that those with the most omega-3s in their system were less likely to develop the dangerous, brain-clogging plaques linked to Alzheimer's.

    Of course, don't expect to hear Paula Deen, Sally Field or any other celebrity endorser crowing about fish oil during some 30-second Madison Avenue commercial. You see, ever since it became clear that real fish oil was an inflammation-fighting medical miracle -- and that the drug companies couldn't make a dime off of it (their own attempt at a synthetic drug version failed miserably) -- Big Pharma and the mainstream have been out to ruin it. They've sunk to everything from sham studies to lies and innuendo.

    Don't trust some billion dollar drug company looking to line its pockets with your cash -- trust the science. And the science says that if you're serious about protecting all the knowledge and memories you spent a lifetime accumulating, you should start packing yourself to the gills with fish oil today.

  2. Bogus omega-3 study finds 'no benefit'

    Fish oil study misses the boat

    A recent study tested two completely natural heart-friendly fats in high-risk patients -- and everyone improved.

    So what's the headline here?

    FAILURE! FISH OIL DOESN'T WORK!

    That's because the researchers didn't bill the study as one natural heart-friendly treatment versus another, finding benefits for both. Nope -- instead they claimed it was a study of fish oil versus a placebo.

    Just one problem: The so called "placebo" was olive oil.

    You don't even have to be a scientist to know that olive oil is an excellent source of heart-friendly saturated fats and beneficial fatty acids. It's not quite on the same level as fish oil, but in the new study of more than 12,500 high-risk heart patients, it was good enough do the trick.

    (I guess sometimes you really can't teach an old dog new tricks because either there's an echo in here or scientists already pulled this same lame-brained move last year. If you missed those laughable findings you can click here to catch up.)

    In fact, these turned out to be the healthiest high-risk patients you'll ever see -- so healthy that they failed to drop dead as predicted and even failed to suffer the expected number of serious heart problem such as heart attack and heart failure.

    So what'd the researchers do? They cooked up some lies, of course!

    Instead of declaring victory for both -- or starting over with a REAL placebo -- they pulled one of the oldest (and dirtiest) tricks in the journal: They switched the study's goals (the primary endpoint) midway through the trial.

    That's right, folks -- when your study doesn't meet its goal, just move it!

    You just can't make this stuff up, and that's not the only major disqualifier here They also pulled another classic dirty trick, giving the patients low levels of fish oil -- in this case, just 1 gram a day.

    We know from other studies that some of the biggest benefits of fish oil in high-risk heart patients kick in at double, triple, and even quadruple those levels.

    So don't be fooled by the hype or the headlines. For a healthy heart -- not to mention good circulation, brain health, vision support, and more -- make sure you take an omega-3 supplement each day.

    And if anyone tells you different, you KNOW there's something fishy going on.

  3. Fish oil for brain health

    You don't have to be among the alt-health faithful to believe in omega-3 fatty acids anymore. Do make sure you get yours from either a steady fish habit or a quality supplement -- because there's barely a part of the body that doesn't need those fatty acids, starting with your brain.
  4. Fish oil can slash A-fib risk

    Plain old fish oil can do more for your ticker than the entire Bayer product line -- and instead of slamming you with side effects like deadly internal bleeding, it can boost everything from your brain to your eyesight right along with your circulatory health.
  5. Omega-3 benefits for premature babies

    A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) claims that the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements can improve the cognitive performance of kids who were born as preemies.

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