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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137111/effect-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-plasma-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-levels-in-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-the-alpha-omega-trial
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Martin H de Borst, Leandro C Baia, Ellen K Hoogeveen, Erik J Giltay, Gerjan Navis, Stephan J L Bakker, Johanna M Geleijnse, Daan Kromhout, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in chronic kidney disease. Omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid consumption has been inversely associated with FGF23 levels and with cardiovascular risk. We examined the effect of marine n-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and plant-derived alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) on plasma FGF23 levels in post-myocardial infarction patients with chronic kidney disease. In the randomized double-blind Alpha Omega Trial, 4837 patients with a history of myocardial infarction aged 60-80 years (81% men) were randomized to one of four trial margarines supplemented with a targeted additional intake of 400 mg/day EPA and DHA, 2 g/day ALA, EPA-DHA plus ALA, or placebo for 41 months...
November 11, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136473/structural-investigation-of-bulk-and-dispersed-inverse-lyotropic-hexagonal-liquid-crystalline-phases-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-monoglyceride
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Anan Yaghmur, Sabah Al-Hosayni, Heinz Amenitsch, Stefan Salentinig
Recent studies demonstrated the potential therapeutic use of newly synthesized omega-3 (ω-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) monoglycerides owing to their beneficial health effects in various disorders including cancer and inflammation diseases. To date, the research was mainly focused on exploring the biological effects of these functional lipids. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no report on the hydration-mediated self assembly of these lipids that leads to the formation of nanostructures, which are attractive for use as vehicles for the delivery of drugs and functional foods...
November 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133307/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-personalized-omega-3-fatty-acid-dosing-for-reducing-prostaglandin-e2-in-the-colonic-mucosa-is-attenuated-in-obesity
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Zora Djuric, D Kim Turgeon, Ananda Sen, Jianwei Ren, Kirk Herman, Devon Ramaswamy, Lili Zhao, Mack T Ruffin, Daniel P Normolle, William L Smith, Dean E Brenner
This clinical trial developed a personalized dosing model for reducing prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in colonic mucosa using ω-3 fatty acid supplementation. The model utilized serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, ω-3):arachidonic acid (AA, ω-6) ratios as biomarkers of colonic mucosal PGE2 concentration. Normal human volunteers were given low and high ω-3 fatty acid test doses for 2 weeks. This established a slope and intercept of the line for dose versus serum EPA:AA ratio in each individual. The slope and intercept was utilized to calculate a personalized target dose that was given for 12 weeks...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121093/fish-oil-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-attenuate-oxidative-stress-induced-dna-damage-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Chiemi Sakai, Mari Ishida, Hideo Ohba, Hiromitsu Yamashita, Hitomi Uchida, Masao Yoshizumi, Takafumi Ishida
OBJECTIVE: Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), likely prevent cardiovascular disease, however their mechanisms remain unclear. Recently, the role of DNA damage in atherogenesis has been receiving considerable attention. Here, we investigated the effects of EPA and DHA on DNA damage in vascular endothelial cells to clarify their antiatherogenic mechanisms. METHODS AND RESULTS: We determined the effect of EPA and DHA on H2O2-induced DNA damage response in human aortic endothelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113108/polymorphisms-in-ffar4-gpr120-gene-modulate-insulin-levels-and-sensitivity-after-fish-oil-supplementation
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Bastien Vallée Marcotte, Hubert Cormier, Iwona Rudkowska, Simone Lemieux, Patrick Couture, Marie-Claude Vohl
The objective was to test whether FFAR4 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with glycemic control-related traits in humans following fish oil supplementation. A total of 210 participants were given 3 g/day of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids (FA) (1.9-2.2 g of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 1.1 g of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)) during six weeks. Biochemical parameters were taken before and after the supplementation. Using the HapMap database and the tagger procedure in Haploview, 12 tagging SNPs in FFAR4 were selected and then genotyped using TaqMan technology...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096838/effect-of-different-lipid-apheresis-methods-on-plasma-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids
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C Schmöcker, U Kassner, A I Ostermann, S Kiesler, E Steinhagen-Thiessen, N H Schebb, K H Weylandt
Lipoprotein apheresis has been shown to improve the cardiovascular outcome in patients with atherosclerotic disease and therapy-refractory hypercholesterolemia or elevated lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)). An elevated intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) has also been associated with a reduced cardiovascular risk. However, until now only little is known about the effect of apheresis treatment on the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-6 PUFA and n-3 PUFA) in patients...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095488/antigastric-cancer-bioactive-aurantiochytrium-oil-rich-in-docosahexaenoic-acid-from-media-optimization-to-cancer-cells-cytotoxicity-assessment
#7
Shahryar Shakeri, Neda Amoozyan, Farzaneh Fekrat, Mahmood Maleki
Dietary eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have a role in contributing to the prevention or inhibition of some malignancies. DHA, the most important polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in fish and thraustochytrid oils, is known for its anticancer activity. However, antigastric cancer activity of thraustochytrid microbial oil is still unclear. In this investigation, 45 thraustochytrid strains were screened for the production of antigastric cancer oil. Cytotoxicity of 12 thraustochytrid oils was assessed by 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol- 2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) on gastric cancer AGS cells...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089890/long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acids-supplementation-accelerates-nerve-regeneration-and-prevents-neuropathic-pain-behavior-in-mice
#8
Rafaela V Silva, Julia T Oliveira, Bruna L R Santos, Fabiana C Dias, Ana M B Martinez, Cleverton K F Lima, Ana L P Miranda
Fish oil (FO) is the main source of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), which display relevant analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Peripheral nerve injury is driven by degeneration, neuroinflammation, and neuronal plasticity which results in neuropathic pain (NP) symptoms such as allodynia and hyperalgesia. We tested the preventive effect of an EPA/DHA-concentrate fish oil (CFO) on NP development and regenerative features. Swiss mice received daily oral treatment with CFO 4...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084142/omega-3-index-and-anti-arrhythmic-potential-of-omega-3-pufas
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REVIEW
Narcis Tribulova, Barbara Szeiffova Bacova, Tamara Egan Benova, Vladimir Knezl, Miroslav Barancik, Jan Slezak
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), namely eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are permanent subjects of interest in relation to the protection of cardiovascular health and the prevention of the incidence of both ventricular and atrial arrhythmias. The purpose of this updated review is to focus on the novel cellular and molecular effects of omega-3 PUFAs, in the context of the mechanisms and factors involved in the development of cardiac arrhythmias; to provide results of the most recent studies on the omega-3 PUFA anti-arrhythmic efficacy and to discuss the lack of the benefit in relation to omega-3 PUFA status...
October 30, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083439/cognitive-changes-with-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-non-demented-older-adults-with-low-omega-3-index
#10
C Hooper, P De Souto Barreto, N Coley, C Cantet, M Cesari, S Andrieu, B Vellas
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the changes in specific domains of cognitive function in older adults reporting subjective memory complaints with a low omega-3 index receiving omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA) supplementation or placebo. DESIGN: This is a secondary exploratory analysis of the Multidomain Alzheimer Preventive Trial (MAPT) using subjects randomized to the n-3 PUFA supplementation or placebo group. SETTING: French community dwellers aged 70 or over reporting subjective memory complaints, but free from clinical dementia...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082420/substrate-specificity-and-membrane-topologies-of-the-iron-containing-%C3%AF-3-and-%C3%AF-6-desaturases-from-mortierella-alpina
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Mingxuan Wang, Haiqin Chen, Aisikaer Ailati, Wei Chen, Floyd H Chilton, W Todd Lowther, Yong Q Chen
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are essential lipids for cell function, normal growth, and development, serving as key structural components of biological membranes and modulating critical signal transduction events. Omega-3 (n-3) long chain PUFAs (LC-PUFAs) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been shown to protect against inflammatory diseases and enhance brain development and function. This had led to a marked increase in demand for fish and fish oils in human diets, supplements, and aquaculture and created a need for new, sustainable n-3 LC-PUFA sources...
October 30, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080985/comparing-the-impact-of-prescription-omega-3-fatty-acid-products-on-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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REVIEW
Randall P Sharp, Barry J Gales, Riaz Sirajuddin
Elevated levels of triglycerides are associated with pancreatitis and an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Numerous pharmacologic therapies are available to treat hypertriglyceridemia, including prescription omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce triglyceride levels by 20-50%. Available data indicate the omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may be beneficial for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Products containing DHA may increase low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and, subsequently, coronary heart disease risk...
October 28, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080699/therapeutic-potential-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-derived-epoxyeicosanoids-in-cardiovascular-and-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Wolf-Hagen Schunck, Anne Konkel, Robert Fischer, Karsten-Henrich Weylandt
Numerous benefits have been attributed to dietary long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs), including protection against cardiac arrhythmia, triglyceride-lowering, amelioration of inflammatory, and neurodegenerative disorders. This review covers recent findings indicating that a variety of these beneficial effects are mediated by "omega-3 epoxyeicosanoids", a class of novel n-3 LC-PUFA-derived lipid mediators, which are generated via the cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenase pathway. CYP enzymes, previously identified as arachidonic acid (20:4n-6; AA) epoxygenases, accept eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3; EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (22:6n-3; DHA), the major fish oil n-3 LC-PUFAs, as efficient alternative substrates...
October 25, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079060/omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-may-prevent-loss-of-gray-matter-thickness-in-the-left-parieto-occipital-cortex-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-a-secondary-outcome-analysis-of-the-offer-randomized-controlled-study
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Tomasz Pawełczyk, Ewa Piątkowska-Janko, Piotr Bogorodzki, Piotr Gębski, Marta Grancow-Grabka, Elżbieta Trafalska, Natalia Żurner, Agnieszka Pawełczyk
The aim of the study was to assess changes in cortical thickness related to the use of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) as add-on therapy in patients with first episode schizophrenia. A double-blind randomized controlled study was conducted using a 26-week intervention composed of concentrated fish oil containing 2.2g/d of eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) or placebo (olive oil). Participants underwent MRI scanning twice to assess changes in cortical thickness: at the beginning and at the end of intervention...
October 24, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079039/neurocognitive-effects-of-an-omega-3-fatty-acid-and-vitamins-e-c-in-schizophrenia-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
H Bentsen, N I Landrø
There is need for more efficient treatment of neurocognitive deficits in schizophrenia. In this 16 weeks randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we examined neurocognitive effects of adding ethyl-eicosapentaenoate 2g/day and/or vitamins E 364mg/day + C 1000mg/day to antipsychotics in 53 patients aged 18-39 years with acute schizophrenia. For the sake of validating neurocognitive tests, healthy subjects, not taking trial drugs, were also included in the study. Ethyl-EPA given alone to patients with low baseline RBC polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and Vitamins E+C given alone to high PUFA patients, impaired sustained attention (Continuous Performance Test, CPT-IP d prime score), standardised effect sizes d = 0...
October 16, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072164/effects-of-a-lipid-emulsion-containing-fish-oil-on-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-profiles-growth-and-morbidities-in-extremely-premature-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Svetlana Najm, Chatarina Löfqvist, Gunnel Hellgren, Eva Engström, Pia Lundgren, Anna-Lena Hård, Alexandre Lapillonne, Karin Sävman, Anders K Nilsson, Mats X Andersson, Lois E H Smith, Ann Hellström
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of the parenteral emulsion SMOFlipid(®), with 15% fish oil, with Clinoleic(®) on retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and other morbidities and growth, and to compare their impact on longitudinal serum levels of fatty acids. Retinopathy of prematurity, other morbidity and growth were correlated with each parenteral lipid supplement. METHODS: Ninety infants born at gestational age <28 weeks were randomized to treatment with SMOFlipid(®) or Clinoleic(®)...
August 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040439/eicosapentaenoic-acid-attenuates-obesity-related-hepatocellular-carcinogenesis
#17
Akane Inoue-Yamauchi, Hiroko Itagaki, Hideaki Oda
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the hepatic manifestation of obesity, is an emerging risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Accumulating evidence has shown that chronic inflammation represents a plausible link between obesity and HCC, and that the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 contributes to the development of obesity-related HCC. In the present study, we aimed to examine the therapeutic potential of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which exerts anti-inflammatory effects...
October 12, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037249/a-novel-self-micro-emulsifying-delivery-system-smeds-formulation-significantly-improves-the-fasting-absorption-of-epa-and-dha-from-a-single-dose-of-an-omega-3-ethyl-ester-concentrate
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Yan Qin, Hilde Nyheim, Else Marie Haram, Joseph M Moritz, Svein Olaf Hustvedt
BACKGROUND: Absorption of EPA and DHA from Omega-3-acid ethyl ester (EE) concentrate supplements occurs most efficiently when taken in context of a fatty meal; adequate fat intake is required to release bile salts that emulsify and pancreatic enzymes that digest omega-3-containing lipids in the intestine. Current guidelines recommend reduction in fat intake and therefore there is a need to optimize the absorption of Omega-3 in those consuming low-fat or no-fat meals. To this end, BASF has developed an Absorption Acceleration Technology, a novel self-micro-emulsifying delivery system (SMEDS) formulation of highly concentrated Omega-3-acid EE which enables rapid emulsification and microdroplet formation upon entering the aqueous environment of the gut therefore enhances the absorption...
October 16, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031899/synapse-formation-in-the-brain-can-be-enhanced-by-co-administering-three-specific-nutrients
#19
Richard J Wurtman
The memory impairments of early Alzheimer's disease [AD] are thought to result from a deficiency in synapses within the hippocampus and related brain regions. This deficiency could result from an acceleration in synapse turnover - perhaps caused by an endogenous neurotoxin like A-beta oligomers - or from a decrease in the production of the synaptic membrane needed to form new synapses. An AD-associated decrease in synaptogenesis almost certainly does occur, inasmuch as major decreases are also observed in the numbers of hippocampal dendritic spines, the immediate cytologic precursor of glutamatergic synapses...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031392/effects-of-aspirin-in-combination-with-epa-and-dha-on-hdl-c-cholesterol-and-apoa1-exchange-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Robert C Block, Ashley Holub, Amir Abdolahi, Xin M Tu, Shaker A Mousa, Michael N Oda
BACKGROUND/SYNOPSIS: Low-dose aspirin is an effective drug for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events but individuals with diabetes mellitus can be subject to 'aspirin resistance'. Thus, aspirin's effect in these individuals is controversial. Higher blood levels of seafood-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) also have beneficial effects in reducing risk of CVD events but few studies have examined the interaction of plasma EPA and DHA with aspirin ingestion...
November 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
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