The Missing Wellness Factors: EPA and Dha: The Most Important Nutrients Since Vitamins?

The Missing Wellness Factors: EPA and Dha: The Most Important Nutrients Since Vitamins?


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Wellness is more than the absence of disease. It's a vital combination of vibrancy, vitality, abundant energy, and extraordinary health. Here, the authors reveal two essential wellness factors which are often missing in people's diets - omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591203001
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/28/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 530,881
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

One of the world's leading authorities on the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. A professor at the University of Copenhagen and author of more than 350 scientific articles.

Table of Contents

Foreword William Harris vii

Preface xi

Part 1 in the Beginning: The Discovery

1 Unlocking the Eskimos' Nutritional Treasure 3

2 "Eiscosa What? Docosa What?" 13

3 The Missing Links 31

4 Eicosanoids and Docosanoids Fine-Tune Body Chemistry 35

5 Essential Fats 47

6 The Omega-3 Requirement 61

7 Research Gains Interest and Acceptance by Other Scientists 69

Part 2 EPA and DHA at Work: Clinical Trials

8 Heart Disease 79

9 Stroke 113

10 Fetal and Infant Neurodevelopment 125

11 Memory and Cognition 133

12 Alzheimer's' Disease and Dementias 141

13 Mood and Depression 153

14 Bipolar Disorders and Schizophrenia 167

15 Vision 177

16 Cell Aging and Longevity 185

17 Arthritis 193

18 Diabetes 203

19 Cancer 217

20 Guidelines and Dosages for Optimizing Your Health by Restoring EPA/DHA Levels 229

References 239

Index 265

About the Authors 273

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