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Omega 3 does not benefit on risk of heart disease, stroke or death : New Research

  • Posted on: 18 July 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, such as salmon and fish oils including cod liver oil.

New molecule formed during omega-3 fatty acids metabolism in body may inhibit cancer

  • Posted on: 17 July 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. The molecules, called endocannabinoids, are made naturally by the body and have similar properties to cannabinoids found in marijuana - but without the psychotropic effects.

Anti obesity drug derived from chilly seems effective

  • Posted on: 17 July 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet, in new studies from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. The drug, Metabocin, was designed to slowly release capsaicin throughout the day so it can exert its anti-obesity effect without producing inflammation or adverse side effects.

Fasting can be additional treatment to multiple sclerosis?

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets - everything from avoiding processed foods to going low-carb - will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty that dietary changes can improve fatigue or other MS symptoms.

New insight into Huntington's disease may open door to drug development : Researchers

  • Posted on: 10 July 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

McMaster University researchers have developed a new theory on Huntington's disease which is being welcomed for showing promise to open new avenues of drug development for the condition.  Huntington's disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes the protein called huntingtin.

Does HPV vaccination prevent the development of cervical cancer?

  • Posted on: 10 May 2018
  • By: PharmaTutor News

Cochrane Library shows that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines protect against cervical lesions in young women, particularly in those who are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26. It also summarizes findings on harms that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials.

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