Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) from seafood — particularly EPA and DPA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid) — can support healthy ageing, according to a prospective cohort study.
Omega-3 intake may help lower liver fat, glucose, and insulin resistance in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a review conducted by researchers at China's Fujian Medical University.
A diet rich in omega-3 can significantly modify the distribution and bioavailability of fatty acids, and may block the absorption of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the gastrointestinal tract, a study on mice has shown.
By Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia
While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it. Indeed, over 60% of the dry weight of the brain is made up of fats.