NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 24, 2016
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that two recent studies from Journal of Infectious Diseases suggest that taking statins decrease the effectiveness of the flu vaccine? Researchers found less antibodies in the bloodstream than in those taking statins.

For a media company as Big Pharma-friendly as the Wall Street Journal, we were pleasantly surprised at the excitement with nutrigenomics. Watch their nutrigenomics coverage here.
Click the following link and scroll down to New Chronic Pain and Inflammation Alternatives

Here is our recent Special Genetics Issue if you missed it.

Have a happy, healthy day. Steve and Bonnie
Balance Your Fatty Acids
Bonnie and Steve: We cannot emphasize enough the importance of balancing your omega fatty acid intake. While we prefer a 1:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, it is virtually impossible to accomplish in our current dietary environment. We'll settle for 2:1 ratio.

Here's a few reasons for fatty acid balance vigilance.

Higher dietary intake of the essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic (DHA) has been associated with better cognitive performance because DHA prevents amyloid deposition in the brain, according to a study from this month's JAMA Neurology

Eating at least two weekly servings of oily fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can help middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the eye are injured due to inability to control blood sugar.

According to a study in the August issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, participants who were 55 years or older and consumed at least 500 mg per day of omega-3 fatty acids showed a 48% reduced risk for incident diabetic retinopathy compared with those who consumed less than 500 mg per day. 

Colon Cancer
A new study from journal Gut found that a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, help to lower the risk of death from colon cancer in patients with the disease. Researchers believe the omega-3 fatty acids suppress tumor growth and curb blood supply to malignant cells.

Examining several thousand patients over a 40 year span showed that those with a higher dietary intake of omega 3 from oily fish were more likely to be physically active, take multivitamins, drink alcohol and to consume more vitamin D and fiber. They were also less likely to smoke, all factors associated with a lower risk of colon cancer.

In those with colon cancer, patients who consumed at least 300 mg of omega-3 daily had a 41% lower risk of dying from the disease compared with those who consumed less than 100 mg daily. The reduced risk applied to food sources and supplements.
Home Remedy for Wound Care
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Future of Genetics & Wellness Is Now
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