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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:35 PM

Some omega-3 oils better than others for protection against liver disease

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The American Liver Foundation has estimated that about 25 percent of the nation's population, and 75 percent of those who are obese, have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This early-stage health condition can sometimes progress to more serious, even fatal diseases, including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, as well as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

The study, published online in the Journal of Nutrition, was one of the first to directly compare the effects of two of the omega-3 fatty acids often cited for their nutritional value, DHA and EPA. In research with laboratory animals, it found that EPA had comparatively little effect on preventing the fibrosis, or scarring, that's associated with NASH. However, DHA supplementation reduced the proteins involved in liver fibrosis by more than 65 percent.

"A reduction of that magnitude in the actual scarring and damage to the liver is very important," said Donald Jump, a principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU and a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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alexander9 Mar 2013 #1

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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 08:42 AM

1. No doubt.

Undoubtedly omega 3 plays a very important role especially when it comes to nutrition it's very necessary for the body.
Especially the people who are in to training and other physical activities it plays a very important role there.

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