12 episodes

Omega-3s are popular and among the most researched nutrients on the planet, but do you know what they are or what they do? Most people don’t. We engage experts from around the globe to tell their stories of intrigue and discovery and translate science into news you can use. From how-to’s to health benefits, from personalized testing to public health, our interview style podcast dedicated to understanding omega-3 nutrition from Wiley Companies will leave you informed and – caution – it may even cause improvement to your health.

The Science & The Story - Behind Omega 3 Wiley Companies

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Omega-3s are popular and among the most researched nutrients on the planet, but do you know what they are or what they do? Most people don’t. We engage experts from around the globe to tell their stories of intrigue and discovery and translate science into news you can use. From how-to’s to health benefits, from personalized testing to public health, our interview style podcast dedicated to understanding omega-3 nutrition from Wiley Companies will leave you informed and – caution – it may even cause improvement to your health.

    The discovery of DHA for preterm birth

    The discovery of DHA for preterm birth

    Dr. Susan Carlson’s story is the discovery of DHA omega-3 in preterm birth. From learning that brains of preterm babies were void of DHA to now helping doctors identify how much DHA their pregnant patients need for a healthy birth. DHA is essential for infants and moms need it too; identifying the healthy equilibrium between mother and child is on the horizon. Building on discovery, asking key questions, trial limitations; her story is a real-time demonstration of scientific collaboration that improves human health.Topics Discussed: 2:10 Dr. Carlson background & education 3:58 Initial research on DHA in babies 6:42 Research on infant vision 14:02 DHA supplementation during pregnancy & early pre-term birth superiority trial18:08 Addressing the role of EPA in pregnancy 19:32 Dietary Guidelines for omega-3 consumption 22:41 Closing thoughts on DHA as it relates to pregnancy Resources Mentioned in this episode:Dr. Susan Carlson's Biohttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4978141/https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34308309/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647754/

    • 25 min
    Where the science began: A tribute to Dr. Ralph Holman

    Where the science began: A tribute to Dr. Ralph Holman

    Who identified EPA and DHA omega-3? Ever wonder why omega-3 fats are called “omega-3”? How did we learn what fats were essential? In this episode, we take a walk back to hear Dr. Ralph Holman’s story, from poverty to pioneer; how his quest to solve problems built the foundation of omega-3 science. Living legends today sought his wisdom and his mentee, Dr. Doug Bibus, tells the story. Smuggling, brandy, sardines, love, ocean ships, character, and simple living are part of this American dream. Topics Discussed 3:17 Ralph Holman's background 4:27 Dr. Holman's discoveries at the University of Minnesota 11:36 Holman Omega-3 test 16:00 How Dr. Holman came to name omega-3s 18:28 The beginning of Dr. Holman's research on lipids 20:56 Dr. Holman's personal background 25:06 Ralph Holman's impact on Doug Bibus' life & career Resources Mentioned in this episode: Dr. Ralph Holman Bio

    • 27 min
    Football, concussions and Omega-3: Brainer or No-Brainer

    Football, concussions and Omega-3: Brainer or No-Brainer

    Speaking to coaches, parents, and athletes, Dr. Oliver and Cody Lust discuss what they learned about head trauma and omega-3 from their research in Division I college football players. Does omega-3 provide protection for the brain? What are the omega-3 levels in athletes today? Huddle in to hear about concussion vs. repetitive sub-concussive impact, function vs. optimal intake of omega-3; should football be banned and what about other sports, such as soccer, rugby, gymnastics, and hockey? Topics Discussed: 2:25 Introduction to concussion and sub-concussive impacts 6:01 DHA omega-3 related research 12:30 Omega-3 dose response in collegiate athletes 19:18 Recommendations on omega-3 intake 22:31 Should we ban contact sports? 27:09 New research on omega-3 Resources Mentioned in this episode: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26765633/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29368186/

    • 30 min
    Omega-3 in heart disease; the original story from the source

    Omega-3 in heart disease; the original story from the source

    "Dr. Jorn Dyerberg tells the story of discovering the role of omega-3s in human health. It’s his story to tell. More than 50 years ago as a young medical student, Dr. Dyerberg and his mentor set out to understand how Greenland Inuits could have such a low rate of heart disease while living on a high fat diet. A sense of adventure, sled dogs, seal blubber, scientific methods, commitment to publish, and collaboration are all part of the story that launched the science of marine-sourced omega-3s. 
    Topics Discussed:
    5:40 Dr. Dyerberg's journey to Greenland 
    8:24 Research that contributed to Dr. Dyerberg and Dr. Bang's omega-3 discovery 
    11:08 Omega-6 research on blood clotting tendencies 
    17:26 Medical research acceptance and clinical trials on omega-3s 
    19:43 Clarifying comments on bleeding tendencies 
    26:33 Closing thoughts on life's research & omega-3 deficiencies  
    Resources Mentioned in this episode:
    Dr. Jorn Dyerberg Bio 
    Bang and Dyerberg's omega-3 discovery turns fifty  
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1163480/ "

    • 30 min
    Mother becomes scientist to help young son overcome neurodevelopmental differences

    Mother becomes scientist to help young son overcome neurodevelopmental differences

    Rachel Gow explains how her quest for answers to help her child’s learning and behavior differences inspired her career in neuroscience and nutrition. Dr. Gow shares her experiences, early failures and learnings, and the moment her son told her he felt ‘happy’. Her new book “Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health” includes her journey, the science behind brain health, practical tips, resources, and recipes for busy parents. Topics Discussed 2:56 Early career & son's ADHD diagnosis 7:43 Interest in omega-3 13:12 Dr. Gow's book Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health 15:32 Clearing up confusion around omega-3s 23:01 Background diet and 'brain selective nutrients' Resources Mentioned in this episode: Follow Rachel Gow on Instagram: @nutritious_minds www.nutritiousmindsconsulting.com Smart Foods for ADHD and Brain Health  

    • 29 min
    Discovering the essentiality of DHA: the African story

    Discovering the essentiality of DHA: the African story

    Dr. Michael Crawford describes how his career began in Africa, why he studied brain chemistry and his African experience. His discovery of the primary essentiality of DHA to build and maintain the brain. Hear his early learnings, how opportunity, basic science, and 32 species in Uganda answered this question: Why do animals have different size brains? Bonus! You get to hear about his new book, Brain Under Siege, expected fall 2021. Topics Discussed:2:10 Introduction to his African experience 6:46 Deep dive into research on brain chemistry 9:20 Discovery of DHA to build and maintain the brain 12:06 What you should know about DHA and the brain 15:26 Sources of DHA and trace elements 18:30 Dr. Crawford's book Brain Under Siege Resources Mentioned in this episode: Michael Crawford Bio1971 paper mentioned 1973 paper mentionedEnergetic and nutritional constraints on infant brain development 

    • 27 min

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