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Omega-3 Deficiency Kills 96,000 Americans Annually

Several studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids, found in high concentrations in oily fish such as salmon, play a therapeutic role in maintaining cardiovascular health, cognitive skills, eyesight, and more, as we age. A study by Harvard University (Massachusetts, USA) researchers and sponsored by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Association of Schools of Public Health finds that omega-3 deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans.

The researchers drew on 2005 data from the US National Health Center for Health Statistics, assessing twelve dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors and conducted a mathematical model to determine how many deaths could have been prevented were better practices followed. The team determined that there were 72,000 to 96,000 preventable deaths each year due to omega-3 deficiency. This is more deadly than excess trans fat intake, which claimed 63,000 to 97,000 American lives the same year.

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October Recipe: Asian Citrus Sesame Salmon

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Recipe created by Lauren Ellerbeck, who attends Le Cordon Austin, TX.


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cover baking sheet with foil, butter small area for salmon and place salmon there. Set aside
  • Boil water with soba noodle base
  • Make rub starting with light brown sugar and turabinado sugar in a bowl then remove zest from orange and grapefruit, add. Finish with splash soy sauce
  • Cover salmon steaks with rub
  • Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes, depending on size

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Can Omega 3 Aid in the Prevention of Breast Cancer?

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October is breast cancer awareness month and unfortunately many more women are dying of breast cancer in the United States every year. The disease is expected to kill 40,000 women in the United States this year. Many more studies are being done before the claims that Omega 3 aids in the prevention of breast cancer is proven, but the evidence of current research tends to support just that. There are many studies and reports that point to the benefits of Omega 3 and breast cancer prevention. Here are the facts.

Fact #1 -- Women who eat foods rich in Omega 3 regularly are less likely to develop breast cancer. Click to read the entire article.