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Fatty Acids

9 Reasons To Eat Fish Right Now

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

All things considered, 2013 was not the best year for fish news. We learned all about the dangers of contaminated fish sources and, just in December, ...

The Supplement Pills That Are 'Pretty Essential'

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are important to the human body, and people often turn to supplements like fish oil pills to get them. A panel of...

Fatty Acids and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Response to a Study Currently in the News

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

News of a just-published study titled "Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial" has been covered in the mainstream media over the last several days, leading to many online discussions and quite a bit of confusion.

Hemp Can Build Your House and Make Your Blouse

The 420 Times | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
The 420 Times

The hemp plant's bast fibers offer numerous manufacturing possibilities as well such as being used in textile production and in oriented hemp board panels, in making interior panels for automobiles, rope, paper and much more.

Eating Seeds

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.25.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Eating seeds has become very trendy indeed.

This Nutritional Supplement Could Slow The Aging Process

Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty

We already knew omega-3s -- those essential fatty acids necessary to maintain normal body function found in salmon and tuna-- were good for you. But a...

Coconut Oil: Your New Best Friend

Loren Brill | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Loren Brill

Whether you are an athlete, dieter, or have trouble digesting dairy or fats, coconut oil might just become your new best friend -- it can be readily digested more than other oils.

Is All Saturated Fat The Same?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The history of nutritional hyperbole is riddled with folly we would be well advised to learn from -- and avoid repeating.

Dispersants and Oil Spills. Tradeoffs and a Lesson in Risk Perception.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The dispersants used to break up the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are indeed toxic, but no more so than the oil itself. They reduce the mechanism by which the oil suffocates or harms some wildlife.

Study: Pilots On Fattiest Diets Performed Best

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Running a marathon, grab a carbohydrate bar. Lifting weights, gulp a protein shake. But climbing into a fighter jet? Butter-...

Why Fatty Fish Is Good For Your Brain

Reuters | Miral Fahmy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Looking to boost your memory and concentration? You're better off eating oily fish twice a week than popping expensive herbal pills or fish oil supple...