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Is our use of cooking oils responsible for the insufficient conversion of Omega-3 to EPA and DHA?

Reasoning with "evolution" and 'natural' settings is a good starting point in terms of human nutrition. But there are caveats in this: it tends to be armchair reasoning without ...
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Which fish to choose for a good omega 6 to omega 3 ratio without other health drawbacks?

Also departing from fish, hempseed oil is known to contain the optimal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and does not present any health drawback to my knowledge.
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

The omega-3 fatty acids will not be boiled out. The omega-3 fatty acid content of kale and spinach is mainly made up of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). This can be seen on nutritional profiles for these ...
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Could high dosage Omega-3 oils reduce COVID-19 pneumonia?

A very recent Cochrane review of the use of Omega 3 in ARDS, not specifically from COVID-19, did not find any benefit using trials up to 2018. Conclusions: This Cochrane meta-analysis of 10 studies ...
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Omega-3 does NOT improve cognitive abilities, memory, and brain function?

Individual studies often contradict each other. Systematic reviews of studies can at least filter out low-quality studies, so they may show more realistic picture. In short: Omega-3 fatty acids (fish ...
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Should fish oil supplements be taken with food?

Fish oil is a fat. Supplements relating to fat and fat solubility have usually one thing in common: the fat digestion and nutrient extraction is usually improved when these fats are consumed like in a ...
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Which fish to choose for a good omega 6 to omega 3 ratio without other health drawbacks?

(ok, the text in the comment field says clearly "avoid answering...", but my answer is not a direct answer to your "which fish" question, what should I do? ^^) Perhaps using supplementary oil ...
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Flax seed vs supplements for omega-3

The omega-3 fatty acids with potential health benefits are EPA and DHA found in fish and fish oil. The omega-3 in flaxseed is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and there seems to be insufficient evidence ...
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Is OMEGA 3 ALA required in addition to EPA DHA?

I think, at this point, the answer to the question: "does ALA alone have any important/essential roles" is not yet known, but here are few hints: What is the role of alpha-linolenic acid for mammals? ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

In alpha-linolenic (omega-3) and linoleic (omega-6) deficiency, the production of mead acid (omega-9) in the body increases (PubMed). Judging from this fact alone, supplementation with omega-9 sounds ...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

People who are deficient in Omega-3, Omega-6 and/or Omega-9 would benefit from a 3/6/9 supplement. However it is difficult to envisage a scenario in which omega-6/9 intake would be lacking, since ...
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