Tag: Omega-3

FX Medicine Podcast Cardiometabolic Syndrome Part 2

Cardiovascular and metabolic disease account for a large number of deaths in Australians, and we’re not getting any healthier. As clinicians we’re tasked everyday with making therapeutic decisions based on the best available science for a patient’s individual health circumstances. There is an art…

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion…

The impact of diet on cardiometabolic syndrome

Optimum nutrition plays the major role in optimum health. Cardiometabolic syndrome is a disease of unhealthy diet and lifestyle. It is a cluster of cardiometabolic risk factors, including elevated triglyceride levels, fasting plasma glucose level (hyperglycaemia), elevated blood pressure, increased waist circumference, and reduced…

Açai: the superfood antioxidant power punch

The superfood antioxidant power punch 🥊 any time of the day. Açai is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Combine Açai with seasonal fruit, kiwi, banana, strawberries, berries, chia seeds, coconut, nuts, seeds, and granola = awesome! This is my “go to” for breakfast or…

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing

Optimum nutrition is the foundation of all health and wellbeing. Diet and nutrition play major roles in the prevention and management of chronic disease. 🥗 Eat colourful foods daily: – black: blackberries, grapes, black sesame seeds, nori, kelp – blue: blueberries, plums, berries –…

Heart Week – Don’t get the sits

Heart Week is 29 April – 6 May and focuses on the benefits of physical activity and empowering Australians to get moving. Cardiovascular disease is a very serious health issue. It encompasses a wide range of cardiometabolic conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood…

Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age with a prevalence of 6–20%. The main characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome are chronic anovulation with or without menstrual cycle disturbances, hyperandrogenism and ultrasound evidence of morphologically polycystic ovaries. Women…

The effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on fibrin and thrombin generation in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease.

Hypercoagulability plays a key role in the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake has been inversely related to the risk of cardiovascular events, the mechanisms are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the…

The influence of diet and nutrients on platelet function

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Platelet activation and aggregation play an integral role in hemostasis and thrombosis. Diets and nutrients play a potential role in modifying cardiovascular disease progression, particularly in platelet function, and have the potential of altering…

Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on platelet function in healthy subjects and subjects with cardiovascular disease

Hyperactivation and aggregation of platelets play a major role in thrombosis and hemostasis. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) on platelet function. Light transmission aggregometry and flow cytometric analyses of platelet activation and platelet-leukocyte…

Effect of omega-3 fish oil on cardiovascular risk in diabetes

PURPOSE: Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are major public health concerns worldwide and are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. People with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Diet has a substantial affect on the progression of many diseases, including…