Denver, CO, USA-The PUFA Newsletter, a quarterly publication on healthy fats, was relaunched today. Sponsored by Roche Vitamins Ltd, the newsletter covers the latest scientific advances related to long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs). It is in electronic format only. Complimentary subscriptions may be obtained at www.fatsoflife.com/subscribe.asp.
Published since 1996, the PUFA Newsletter covers topics on cardiovascular health, maternal and infant nutrition, dietary recommendations, and clinical conditions such as type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer. Particular attention is given to omega-3 LC-PUFAs, which are associated with reduced mortality from cardiovascular disease and other health benefits. The PUFA Newsletter brings scientific information to a large audience-from health professionals to consumers and industry professionals.
"After decades of debate, scientists have come to realize that not all fats are bad, and that the types of fat consumed are probably more important than the quantity," notes Dr. Joyce Nettleton, the new editor of the PUFA Newsletter. "Long-chain PUFAs, such as omega-3s, are highly beneficial and should be purposefully consumed. Americans have among the lowest consumption of omega-3s in the world. Decades of studies in many countries have shown that people who consume fatty fish regularly are less prone to several chronic diseases."
In addition to the current, previous, and archived issues of the PUFA Newsletter, the publication's web site, sponsored by Roche Vitamins Ltd, includes an introduction to fatty acids, related web sites and scientific publications, and abbreviations related to PUFAs. For more information, contact Angela Dansby at +1-773-472-2911 or by e-mail at [email protected].