Fish oil and cardiovascular disease

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that after a myocardial infarction patients should eat two to four portions of oily fish a week or omega 3 acid ethyl esters. The aim is a daily intake of 1 g of long chain polyunsaturated fish oil and thereby to reduce the risk of…

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The brain, genes, fish oils and folic acid

The mammalian central nervous system is a very complicated system, with an array of different cell types each with its singular morphology , connections and function. The phenotypic properties of each cell are the product of combinations of expressed gene products peculiar to that cell type. The Allen brain atlas project ( is studying…

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