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Omega 3 Fatty acids
Importance & Benefits -2

Omega 3 may help reduce the risk of the birth of underweight children:
Researchers at Bristol University, a recent study concluded that eating fish regularly by pregnant women and mothers in particular in the last three months of pregnancy helps to faster growth of the fetus and thereby reducing the risk of having low birth weight. And researchers believe that the reason for this is the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.

Omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce the pain of morning stiffness of the joints:
This is found by some studies that the consumption of omega-3 in large doses for several months by people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, and they often suffer from joint stiffness when getting up from sleep accompanied by severe pain, will reduce the suffering of a great extent. Researchers attribute the reason for this is that omega-3 rein in some of the enzymes that cause inflammation.

Omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of Breast Cancer:
Omega-3 found that it reduces the production of Thromboxane A2, a substance that helps in the process of blood clotting and narrowing of the arteries which would be beneficial in the prevention of the blockage.

Omega 3 fatty acids and the Heart protection:
High cholesterol
People who follow a Mediterranean-style diet tend to have higher HDL or “good” cholesterol levels, which help promote heart health. Inuit Eskimos, who get high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish, also tend to have increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides (fats in the blood). Several studies have shown that fish oil supplements reduce triglyceride levels. Finally, walnuts (which are rich in alpha linolenic acid or LNA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid) have been reported to lower total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol levels.

High blood pressure
Several clinical studies suggest that diets or fish oil supplements rich in omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. An analysis of 17 clinical studies using fish oil supplements found that taking 3 or more grams of fish oil daily may reduce blood pressure in people with untreated hypertension.

Heart disease
One of the best ways to help prevent heart disease is to eat a diet low in saturated fat and to eat foods that are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids). Clinical evidence suggests that EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, the two omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil) help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Fish oil has been shown to lower levels of triglycerides (fats in the blood), and to lower risk of death, heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heart rhythms in people who have already had a heart attack. Fish oil also appears to help prevent and treat atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by slowing the development of plaque and blood clots, which can clog arteries.

Large population studies suggest that getting omega-3 fatty acids in the diet, primarily from fish, helps protect against stroke caused by plaque buildup and blood clots in the arteries that lead to the brain. Eating at least 2 servings of fish per week can reduce the risk of stroke by as much as 50%. However, high doses of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding. People who eat more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per day (equivalent to 3 servings of fish per day) may have higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke, a potentially fatal type of stroke in which an artery in the brain leaks or ruptures.

Omega 3 fatty acids may be useful to those who suffer from crises usury:
Studies examining omega-3 fatty acids for asthma are mixed. When exposed patient with asthma to asthma, the immune system that automatically increase the production of known LTB4 have found that omega 3 fatty acids does not stimulate the body to produce less of a substance LTB4, but it stimulated the production of material competitor called LTB5 larger quantities of reducing riba-based acute crisis.

Omega 3 fatty acids may help in solving the problems of skin disorders:
In a study conducted in Germany on a sample of 20 patients with skin diseases were given omega-3 improve their symptoms after only one week of treatment.
In one clinical study, 13 people with sun sensitivity known as photo dermatitis showed less sensitivity to UV rays after taking fish oil supplements. However, topical sunscreens are much better at protecting the skin from damaging effects of the sun than omega-3 fatty acids. In another study of 40 people with psoriasis, those who took EPA with their prescription medications did better than those treated with the medications alone. However, a larger study of people with psoriasis found no benefit from fish oil.

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the likelihood of dementia in old age:
In a study in the Netherlands on a sample of 51 elderly people found that people who ate fish regularly were less likely to suffer from dementia.

Omega 3 fatty acids may help in increasing the absorptive capacities of students:
According to a study by researchers at the University of Bordeaux, including 1000 children of school children aged between 6
And 12-year-old children who have higher levels of omega-3 had learning difficulties have less.

Omega-3 and its usefulness in cases of pregnancy and lactation:
A recent study concluded that eating omega-3 by pregnant women during pregnancy and after as well as during the lactation period may be useful for infants of mentally later.
In the study, which included a sample of 590 pregnant women, found that children born to mothers who took supplements containing DHA during pregnancy and breastfeeding have attained higher rates in tests of mental abilities.

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