Omega-3s and Sex Affect Lipoprotein Concentrations and Sizes in Alaska Natives

One of the most commonly used assessments of a person’s risk of heart disease is the profile of lipoproteins in the blood. These include low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), the infamous “bad” cholesterol; high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) or “good” cholesterol; triglycerides or blood fats and total cholesterol. A favorable distribution of these lipoproteins and normal values

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Women with High Intakes of Seafood Omega-3s May Have Fewer Strokes

[frame src=”/wp-content/uploads/images/FOL4.12_Callout1.png” width=”196″ height=”206″ align=”left” lightbox=”off” ]There is considerable evidence that eating fish or the long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3s) they contain is associated with a lower risk of stroke in women. Not all research studies agree, however, and some reports suggest that men who consume fatty fish regularly may also have a lower

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