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This Deficiency Found to be More Deadly than Trans Fats

This Deficiency Found to be More Deadly than Trans Fats
December 13 2011

A recent study from Harvard University and the Center for Disease Control found that Omega-3 deficiencies cause 96,000 deaths per year¹.  Omega-3 fatty acids have been found to play a critical role in the development of the central nervous system.  Research continues to link the association between omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic) and depressive disorders.
The connection is found through epidemiological, laboratory and clinical studies linking dietary lipids and other nutritional factors to clinical outcomes in depression management.  Omega-3s are some of the "good" fats necessary for a healthy diet, but they are not naturally produced in your body.  It is important to have the perfect ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 in the diet.  Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation while omega-6 promote inflammation. 

The Standard American Diet (SAD) often contains 25 times more omega-6 than omega -3 fatty acids.  The Perfect Ratio Omega has been formulated to promote the ideal 2:1 ratio of Omega 6 and 3² .
Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and have been found to be very important in brain memory, performance and behavioral functions.  Infants with omega-3 deficiencies are at risk for developing vision and neurological conditions.  Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include:  poor memory, immune system compromise, dementia, mood swings and depression³ .
A number of recent studies now link cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease with omega-3 and 6 imbalances.  Scientists now believe proper supplementation and improved dietary factors to have a preventative quality in the production of these conditions.
Due to the risk of possible side effects and drug interactions, you should only take dietary supplements under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.  Our office will be able to encourage and support you and your specific health condition.

Yours in Health,

Michaux Family Chiropractic

[1] http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Omega-3-deficiency-causes-96-000-US-deaths-per-year-say-researchers

[2] http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/omega-6-000317.htm

[3] Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 2001, Vol 11, Iss 3, pp 181-188