omega-3 fatty acids

Herbs are helpful, but use with caution in childrenMore and more parents are using herbal medications to manage their children’s health conditions, but which ones are safe and how are they used?
Supplement omega-3 based on weightOlder, larger children using omega-3 fatty acid supplements as therapy for mood disorders—as well as those taking the supplement for general brain and heart health—may need more of the essential nutrient than smaller children, leading researchers to call for new studies into weight-appropriate dosing.
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementation
Risks associated with omega-3 supplementationDuring my preoperative visit, my surgeon handed me a list of no less then 165 medications and supplements that I should stop taking 14 days prior to my surgery. Fish and krill oil were on the list, as were aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—as expected.
New prevention and monitoring strategies for neovascular AMDNutritional supplements continue to be a viable prevention strategy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), said Emily Chew, MD.
Kids need more polyunsaturated fatty acidsYoung children don’t eat enough fish and other foods containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), particularly the n-3 ones, according to the first study to look at polyunsaturated fat consumption in children aged younger than 5 years.
Research Roundup--What’s new in psychosocial obstetrics and gynecologyA commentary on some of the best research in this field published in the past year
Is omega-3 ‘so 2008’?
Americans over 50 lack key nutrients to support eye healthMany Americans more than 50 years are not consuming enough specific nutrients in their daily diet to support their eye health. This was the conclusion from a recent review published in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging.