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1.Fish Oil
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. ( /tnp/pg000358 21587 doc Omega-6 fatty acids are the other main type.) Essential fatty acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health. Interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids began when studies of the Inuit (Esk...
Score: 99%
 
2.Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is one of the two main types of essential fatty acids . These are "good" fats that are as necessary for your health as vitamins. Specifically, GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid. (For more information on the other major category of essential fatty acids, omega-3, see the article on /tnp/pg000504 doc 21684 fish oil .) Th...
Score: 88%
 
3.Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from the hard, tiny seeds of the flax plant. It has been proposed as a less smelly alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat your body needs as much as it needs vitamins. However, it's important to realize that the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil aren't identical to ...
Score: 85%
 
4.SSRIs
Since the development of Prozac, the first of the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), this family of drugs has been expanding. The SSRIs are used for both severe and /tnp/pg000332 21566 doc mild to moderate depression as well as for a variety of other conditions. These drugs work primarily by altering the action of the neurotransmitter...
Score: 85%
 
5.Cardiac Arrhythmia
The heart works in a steady pattern. Arrhythmia is a break in the pattern. The heart may beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. It may also skip a beat. Some arrhythmias may not cause health problems. Others can cause fainting, low energy, problems breathing, and chest pain. It can also raise the risk of other problems, such as stroke. It is trea...
Score: 85%
 
6.Functional Foods Index
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7.Crohn's Disease
Crohn disease (CD) is inflammation in the colon and the end of the small bowel. It causes loose stools, belly pain, lack of energy, and other health problems. You may go back and forth between times when you have symptoms and times when you do not. CD is managed by avoiding certain foods that make it worse. Medicine can also help. Surgery can remov...
Score: 84%
 
8.Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease affecting the fatty sheath that covers nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. This sheath, made of a substance called myelin, normally insulates the nerve fibers, allowing nerve impulses to move swiftly and efficiently between brain, spinal cord, and body. In MS, patchy areas of this insulating material are ...
Score: 83%
 
9.High Triglycerides
Triglycerides belong to a group of fat-related substances called lipids. An increase in levels of certain lipids a condition called hyperlipidemia contributes to heart disease. To test for hyperlipidemia, physicians rely on blood tests called lipid profiles that measure triglycerides as well as two types of the lipid cholesterol: low-density lipo...
Score: 83%
 
10.Attention Deficit Disorder
Originally, the term attention deficit disorder (ADD) referred to children who were incapable of concentrating at school. Hyperkinesia was used somewhat synonymously, as a descriptive term for children who simply couldn t sit still. Today, the definition has broadened to include many adults, and has been refined into two conditions: ADD and ADHD ...
Score: 82%
 

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