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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: 95%
 
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: 89%
 
4.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: 88%
 
5.Functional Foods Index
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6.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: 87%
 
7.Phenothiazines
Phenothiazine drugs are primarily used for the treatment of schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis. Medications in this family include Preliminary studies suggest that phenothiazine drugs might deplete the body of coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10 ). ref1 1,2 While there is as yet no evidence that taking CoQ 10 supplements provides any specific benefit, su...
Score: 85%
 
8.Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common form of heart disease. Blood vessels that bring blood to the heart muscle are narrowed. It can slow or stop blood flow to the heart. Blood vessels are narrowed by a process called atherosclerosis. Fat, cholesterol, and calcium stick to blood vessel walls and form a plaque. The plaque can damage the ...
Score: 85%
 
9.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: 84%
 
10.Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss. It is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina called the macula. The macula is needed to create focused and detailed central vision. Later stages of AMD can make it hard to see fine details. Over time, AMD progresses to legal blindness. The cause of AMD is not cl...
Score: 83%
 

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