More Benefits Of Omega 3 : DHA Seen To Reduce Risk Of Fatty Liver Disease

A recent study conducted at Oregon State University amongst other institutions has found a potential preventative property of Omega 3, in particular Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and fatty liver disease. What made this discovery possible was the use of metabolomics, a method of analysing metabolites such as DHA. The findings were interesting, DHA is historically used to help reduce the level of triglycerides in a persons blood (high triglycerides increase the risk of heart disease), in part attributed to its role in lipid metabolism. Interestingly the researchers noticed many other potential roles of DHA including changes in vitamin, carbohydrate, protein and amino acid metabolism. 

The implications of these findings was that the supplementation of DHA either partially or completely prevented metabolic damage through pathways associated with excessive red meat consumption, sugar, saturated fats and grains.

Reference

Science Daily, (2014). More Benefits Emerging for One Type of Omega-3 Fatty Acid: DHA. Retrieved 24th January, 2014, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123125931.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fhealth_medicine%2Fnutrition+%28Nutrition+News+--+ScienceDaily%29

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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