Eating omega-3 fat helps hibernating Arctic ground squirrels warm up during deep cold

Two wild arctic ground squirrels touch noses in the northern Brooks Range during summer. Credit: Rhiannan William By feeding arctic ground squirrels special diets, researchers have found that omega-3 fatty acids, common in flax seed and fish oil, help keep the animals warmer in deep hibernation. A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study fed ground squirrels […]

Omega-3 fatty acids vs corn oil, major adverse cardiovascular events in patients at high risk

What The Study Did: This randomized trial examines the effects on cardiovascular outcomes of a carboxylic acid formulation of EPA and DHA (omega-3 CA) with documented favorable effects on lipid and inflammatory markers in patients with atherogenic dyslipidemia and high cardiovascular risk. Authors: Steven E. Nissen, M.D.,of the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute in Cleveland, […]

Future lake food webs in subarctic have more biomass and contain more omega-3 fatty acids

In northern lakes algal and fish biomass are increasing with temperature and productivity. At the same time, fish communities are changing from whitefish towards roach dominance. Credit: Kimmo Kahilainen & Brian Hayden Subarctic regions are facing rapid changes in climate and land-use intensity. An international research team recently completed an investigation to see how these […]