Health

Climate change threatens nutrients essential to human health

Essential fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, are vital to the health of all vertebrates, with a direct relationship to cardiovascular and immune system health, as well as neurological function, vision, and reproduction. New ...

Health

Consumers missing out on health benefits of seafood consumption

Seafood, which is defined as both fish and shellfish, is a nutrient-rich protein food, and its consumption has been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. But while most U.S. consumers eat some seafood, the amounts ...

Diabetes

Effects of n-3 PUFAs on insulin sensitivity unclear

(HealthDay)—Dietary n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), do not appear to have clinically meaningful effects on peripheral or hepatic insulin sensitivity ...

Ophthalmology

Team discovers retina protein that may help conquer blindness

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, discovered a protein in the retina that is crucial for vision. The paper reports, for the ...

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