Tag Archives: fatty

Omega-3 fatty acids and the heart: New evidence, more questions

My patients commonly ask me whether they should try one supplement or another. Often my answer is equivocal, because for most supplements we just don’t have enough evidence to give a definite answer. This doesn’t mean that a particular patient couldn’t benefit from a specific supplement; it just means I don’t have standardized research to… Read More »

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Swollen veins and other signs your condition has progressed

According to the Mayo Clinic, these include: Overweight or obesity Insulin resistance, in which your cells don’t take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin High blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), indicating prediabetes or type 2 diabetes High levels of fats, particularly triglycerides, in the blood. “These combined health problems appear to promote the deposit of… Read More »

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Itchy skin may mean you have the troublesome condition

By the time NASH occurs, there’s no doubt that the liver is damaged. There are tell-tale signs the condition has entered this troublesome stage of development – what are they? As certified by John Hopkins Medicine, a long-lasting itch could creep its way into your everyday life. Other worrisome symptoms include spider-like blood vessels showing… Read More »

Medical News Today: How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay

New research in a mouse model zooms in on the cellular mechanisms that may explain the cardiovascular benefits of a specific kind of omega-6 fatty acid. New research explains the potential benefit of an omega-6 fatty acid for heart health. A plethora of studies have tackled the role of omega-3 fatty acids in heart health.… Read More »