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Mouse Study May Help Explain Fish Oil's Benefits (reduces inflammation may prevent diabetes)
Business Week ^ | Sept. 3, 2010 | Jenifer Goodwin

Posted on 09/03/2010 7:55:26 PM PDT by SmartInsight

Feeding obese mice omega-3 fatty acids reduced inflammation that can lead to diabetes, a new study finds.

By studying fat tissue in the mice consuming fish oil, researchers found omega-3 fatty acids seem to act on a particular receptor on cells, GPR120, which, when activated, blocks inflammatory processes.

Chronic inflammation can lead to insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

Therefore, "if we can fix the inflammation part, it's possible that we could prevent insulin resistance or even ameliorate diabetes," Talukdar explained.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: diabetes; fishoil; health; inflammation; medicine; mice; mouse; omega3; supplements
Encouraging news.
1 posted on 09/03/2010 7:55:26 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight

I’ll say. I’ve been taking fish oil occasionally, but now will focus better on taking it. It did drop my tryglicerides in half, so I should keep taking it anyway.


2 posted on 09/03/2010 8:20:52 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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To: SmartInsight

How does one get rid of the “fishy tasting” horrible heartburn?

I keep trying but the periodic episodes shuts me down, is there premium brand that elevates?


3 posted on 09/03/2010 8:21:20 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: SunkenCiv; neverdem

Health ping


4 posted on 09/03/2010 8:21:39 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: SmartInsight

I could not stand the fish after-taste with a lot of them. I almost quit taking them because until I found the lemon flavored ones.


5 posted on 09/03/2010 8:22:25 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: SmartInsight
Rats can fish?

Who knew???

6 posted on 09/03/2010 8:46:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I used Eskimo Brand for years without any fishy taste and just switched to WinOmega3Complex which my cardiologist recommended. No problems with either one.
7 posted on 09/03/2010 8:52:11 PM PDT by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: SmartInsight

My daughter has recently be diagnosed with lupus. My wife and I are trying to give her omega 3 but she is somewhat resistant. Omega 3 has mixed results in studies involving lupus but it has not shown to be harmful so we are trying it.


8 posted on 09/03/2010 8:57:15 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Clint N. Suhks

And you have to be careful of the amount you take ... to much can give you diarrhea. After all it is fish “oil”, a natural diuretic.


9 posted on 09/03/2010 9:03:41 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I can’t speak to heart burn but I have tried fish oils that don’t have a fish taste. I like Carlson’s brand which comes in a few flavors (lemon and orange, possibly more flavors) You can read user reviews at the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Finest-Liquid-Omega-3-Bottle/dp/B001LF39RO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1283573821&sr=8-1

I can take capsules w/o problems and I take the brand from costco (link)http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11532928&search=salmon&Mo=8&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=salmon&Ntt=salmon&No=0&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1


10 posted on 09/03/2010 9:26:00 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: SmartInsight
Anyone know anything about MegaRed? Any good? Any aftertaste?

My wife wants to try the brand.

I've taken Nature's Bounty (or is it Nature Valley?) from WalMart with no problems.

CA....

11 posted on 09/03/2010 10:28:49 PM PDT by Chances Are (Whew! Seems I've found that silly grin again!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Make sure it says “Enteric Coated” on the label. Enteric coated supplements are formulated to dissolve in the small intestine instead of the stomach, completely avoiding the GI issues. I’ve been taking them over a decade, never had a problem.


12 posted on 09/03/2010 11:36:56 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Make sure it says “Enteric Coated” on the label. Enteric coated supplements are formulated to dissolve in the small intestine instead of the stomach, completely avoiding the GI issues. I’ve been taking them over a decade, never had a problem.


13 posted on 09/04/2010 12:05:28 AM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
You might give salmon oil a try. It smells better than the fish oil I tried.


14 posted on 09/04/2010 1:10:50 AM PDT by TChad
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To: MetaThought; neverdem; Coleus

Sure, but how many mice really eat fish anyway? ;’)

Thanks MetaThought.


15 posted on 09/04/2010 5:01:58 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Reduce your carbs. Try it for two weeks, no potatoes, no rice, no bread, no cake, no candy...... Eat real cottage cheese and cheese and other fat.

I can testify that reducing carbs along with increase worked amazing wonders.

Heartburn will ease, no waking at 3:00 am, feeling of general well being might result.


16 posted on 09/04/2010 5:19:49 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: SmartInsight
Feeding obese mice omega-3 fatty acids reduced inflammation that can lead to diabetes, a new study finds.

There we go again, raising more healthy mice.

17 posted on 09/04/2010 6:33:22 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Don't waste your money on the no taste ones, just FREEZE them and take them frozen half way through a meal.

I use Nature's Bounty, buy 1 get 1 free from either Krogers or Walgreens and that is what I do. Had so dude in the vit isle give me that advice and it's worked for the past year. and I had horrible heartburn from them before I started freezing them.

18 posted on 09/04/2010 7:25:13 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


19 posted on 09/04/2010 7:29:03 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Fishy taste only comes from cheap brands. Probably from china. Who knows how rancid or even what you Are getting? There are many high quality brands, I am sure, but one that I use is Nordic Naturals. It is proven in our family.


20 posted on 09/04/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GailA

Yep. Looked up your natures bounty and it says “distributed by” on it. They aren’t proud enough of where it’s made to put it on the label.

People, save money on every other household thing but not what you eat. Omega 3 s can save your life but the bottle of safely made, not from china, fish oils without much mercury will cost you around $50. It just will.


21 posted on 09/04/2010 7:38:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GailA

Yep. Looked up your natures bounty and it says “distributed by” on it. They aren’t proud enough of where it’s made to put it on the label.

People, save money on every other household thing but not what you eat. Omega 3 s can save your life but the bottle of safely made, not from china, fish oils without much mercury will cost you around $50. It just will.

If you don’t go to a health food store, order from a good online store like www.herb.com. Read the customer reviews. You will often have your order the next day.


22 posted on 09/04/2010 7:41:22 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
If you don’t go to a health food store, order from a good online store like www.herb.com.

Just wondering if you meant www.iherb.com instead, because when i went to the link you posted my WOT (Web of Trust) plugin popped up indicating a poor rating for that site. iHerb is great site though, i use all the time.

23 posted on 09/04/2010 7:53:02 AM PDT by Humbug (we regret to inform you that this freeper is too busy at the moment to bother with taglines)
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To: Yaelle

Sadly not all of us have deep wallets. I’ve had no problem with the brand, and I take several different supplements from their line. The only one I had problems with was the calcium (gas/bloating) and it didn’t matter if it was NB or a product from GNC, when I switched to coral calcium that stopped those problems.

The box my collagen comes in says Manufactured by NB, Inc. Bohemia, NY 11716, USA

I use to use Puritan’s Pride a lot.


24 posted on 09/04/2010 7:56:57 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: SmartInsight

OK. Will fish oil stop mice from squeaking?


25 posted on 09/04/2010 8:07:57 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: irishtenor

Having been diagnosed as having type II diabetes about five years ago, I started taking fish oil capsules more than two years ago and have had noticable improvement. In fact I have had normal evaluations for the past two years. Finally, we have
Purslane(a flower) growing in our yard and It is supposed to be even better than fish oil. It is free, and it tastes good.

“Facts and Recipes on Purslane

purslaneCondemned by some as an “unsightly, pervasive weed,” purslane is also a free backyard source of protein, vitamin E, vitamin C, and the best source of Omega 3 fatty acids of any leafy plant. There’s no reason to spend money on fish oil supplements if you have this tasty food source growing in your backyard or vegetable garden.

Whether you eat it raw in salads, stir-fried, or added to soups and sauces, purslane is a delicious addition to many recipes. It’s easy to grow, tastes great, and – best of all it is free.”

It also has a beautiful flower.


26 posted on 09/04/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Oztrich Boy

For Omega 3
I have some ground flax seed every day.. grind it in the coffee grinder. Lots of info here.....
http://www.ameriflax.com/default.cfm?page=consumersfaq


27 posted on 09/04/2010 9:19:56 AM PDT by nodakkid
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To: ransomnote

I didn’t know that you can buy vitamins over at amazon.com


28 posted on 09/04/2010 9:41:36 AM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: businessprofessor

This is the brand I give my kids:
http://www.amazon.com/Coromega-Omega-3-Supplement-Squeeze-90-Count/dp/B000FFQATA

Tastes a bit like pudding. I have to stop them sneaking it out of the fridge. If you do subscribe-and-save it’s very easy to cancel after first shipment if you don’t like it.


29 posted on 09/04/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: Coleus

Sometimes they are cost effective but it depends (i.e. shipping etc.). However, I do learn alot from the product reviews regardless of where I end up actually buying the product. Sometimes I hold off buying something at the drugstore until I have a chance to read the product reviews on Amazon.


30 posted on 09/04/2010 12:39:54 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Oztrich Boy; Sarajevo; SunkenCiv

Thanks for the creative entertainment - I appreciate your insight! :)


31 posted on 09/04/2010 12:54:50 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Clint N. Suhks

http://www.vitacost.com/productResults.aspx?ss=1&Ntk=products&Ntt=carlson%20fish%20oil

Carlson The Very Finest Liquid Fish Oil Lemon — 16.9 fl oz

Costs less than Costco. They make it in orange too.


32 posted on 09/04/2010 3:07:00 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: billhilly

Not sure if you have ever been to the North West, but up here we grow moss and mold.

:>) just kidding, thank for the info. Say, maybe you could market it.


33 posted on 09/04/2010 3:43:03 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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