Content tagged "omega-3s"

What are triglycerides?

Updated: December 02, 2015

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.  Our body uses them for energy.  A normal amount of triglycerides in the blood is good. However, higher...

Fortified Foods

Updated: November 30, 2015

Many foods are becoming available in the marketplace that are fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. Generally, the packaging will make you aware that omega-3s...

Health Benefits of Consuming DHA and EPA

Updated: September 29, 2015

DHA and EPA are essential for brain and nerves. In fact the brain is 60% lipid (or fat) and 60% of that is DHA. So DHA is very important for fetal and...

Debra M. Palmer

Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Palmer’s work is centered on turning, sometimes complex, research-based nutrition information into practical recommendations to assist people in making...

K. Shane Broughton

Updated: June 13, 2014

My research interests concern evaluation of the effect of diet on health and disease focusing on the omega-3 fatty acids of marine and agricultural origin...

Elizabeth Droke

Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Droke teaches and conducts research in the area of human nutrition. Her primary area of interest is in how foods containing omega-3 fatty acids impact...

Jerome Donohoe

Updated: June 13, 2014

Jerome retired from the Medical College of Wisconsin to pursue his interests in the field of omega-3 fortification of animal based feeding systems for...

Robert S. Chapkin

Updated: June 13, 2014

Dr. Robert Chapkin is a member of the Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases, and Deputy Director of the NIEHS Center for Translational...

Omega-3's Table of Contents

Updated: March 12, 2014

Eat more omega-3s!  This website can help you do it.   Some of the nation's top scientists have gotten together to help you easily learn about omega-3s....

Kimberly Myers

Updated: February 19, 2014

Dr. Kimberly B. Myers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science, and is Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology at East...

Cooking Oils

Updated: March 26, 2013

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in plant/seed oilsAs you can see in the Table above, omega-3 and omega-6 fats can be found in a variety of plant and seed...

Omega-3 Community of Practice

Updated: May 24, 2012

The Omega-3 community of practice was initiated by members of NC-1039 (a multi-state research project entitled: N- 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Human...

Burritos Para Desayuno

Updated: May 23, 2012

Ingredients·        16 onzas de salchicha baja en grasa·        12 huevos omega-3·        De ½ a 1 taza de queso “cheddar” rallado·        6 tortillas de 10...

Omega-3s and Omega-6s - a basic scientific view

Updated: May 17, 2012

Two dietary essential fatty acids linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) have 18 carbons. LA is a member of omega-6 family with two double bonds...

Different Types of Omega-3s

Updated: May 17, 2012

 There are three commonly studied omega-3 fatty acids: alpha linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is...

More About the Differences Between ALA and EPA/DHA

Updated: May 17, 2012

 You may know that eating fish is good for your health in many ways, and you may have heard this is because fish is rich in omega-3 fats.  You may have also...

EPA DHA Content in Commonly Consumed Fish

Updated: May 17, 2012

 Below is the List of 37 Commonly Consumed Types of Fish and their EPA and DHA Content.  Try and eat fish with the highest values to get the most benefits of...


Updated: May 17, 2012

Eggs are becoming one of the most popular food sources for omega-3 fatty acids. But are they actually good for you?For a number of years, eggs had a bad...

Tuna Pizza - Nutrition Information

Updated: September 27, 2011

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