A number of studies have found decreased omega-3 content in the blood of depressed patients. Omega-3 fatty acids play a critical role in the development and function of the central nervous system. Emerging research is establishing an association between omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic) and major depressive disorder. This article includes the effects of [...]
Leptin has become a hot area for obesity research since the discovery of a mutation in the mouse leptin gene that increases the animals’ appetite while lowering their metabolic rate.
CLA supplements may be more beneficial for animals than it is for people. CLA supplements did not lower blood fat levels or improve any of the other health indicators a research team examined. CLA, short for conjugated linoleic acid, is found in beef and some other meats, as well as in dairy products such as [...]