Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

What Are The Health Effects Of Unsaturated Fatty Acids?

Date:
September 27, 2006
Source:
British Nutrition Foundation
Summary:
Scientists and health professionals met recently in London on 14th September to discover more about the new and emerging health benefits of unsaturated fatty acids. The conference marks the launch of a new British Nutrition Foundation publication "The Health Effects of Dietary Unsaturated Fatty Acids."

Scientists and health professionals met recently in London to discover more about the new and emerging health benefits of unsaturated fatty acids. The conference marks the launch of a new British Nutrition Foundation publication "The Health Effects of Dietary Unsaturated Fatty Acids."

It is becoming increasingly clear that unsaturated fatty acids have important health effects, and new research in this area is attracting a huge amount of public interest.

The beneficial effects of unsaturated fats on blood lipids and the impact of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats in fish oils on prevention of cardiovascular deaths are already well known.

But new research highlights further potential benefits of unsaturated fats on cognitive function and behaviour, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, Crohn's disease and asthma, and the importance of adequate intakes of omega-3 fats during pregnancy and breastfeeding to ensure normal growth, development and cognitive function of the baby.

By bringing together health professionals, nutritionists who work in the food industry, researchers and students, the conference offers an excellent opportunity to explore the public health implications of the health effects of unsaturated fatty acids and also possibilities for dietary reformulation.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by British Nutrition Foundation. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

British Nutrition Foundation. "What Are The Health Effects Of Unsaturated Fatty Acids?." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 September 2006. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060925085050.htm>.
British Nutrition Foundation. (2006, September 27). What Are The Health Effects Of Unsaturated Fatty Acids?. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060925085050.htm
British Nutrition Foundation. "What Are The Health Effects Of Unsaturated Fatty Acids?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060925085050.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Nine-Month-Old Baby Can't Open His Mouth

Nine-Month-Old Baby Can't Open His Mouth

Newsy (Apr. 19, 2014) Nine-month-old Wyatt Scott was born with a rare disorder called congenital trismus, which prevents him from opening his mouth. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
'Holy Grail' Of Weight Loss? New Find Could Be It

'Holy Grail' Of Weight Loss? New Find Could Be It

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) In a potential breakthrough for future obesity treatments, scientists have used MRI scans to pinpoint brown fat in a living adult for the first time. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Little Progress Made In Fighting Food Poisoning, CDC Says

Little Progress Made In Fighting Food Poisoning, CDC Says

Newsy (Apr. 18, 2014) A new report shows rates of two foodborne infections increased in the U.S. in recent years, while salmonella actually dropped 9 percent. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adult Skin Cells

Newsy (Apr. 17, 2014) The breakthrough could mean a cure for some serious diseases and even the possibility of human cloning, but it's all still a way off. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins