Fructose and Omega-3s

A team of scientists led by UCLA researchers recently published (April 2016) their findings that diets high in fructose can cause changes in brain gene networks related to metabolism and memory. Fructose is a sugar found in high amounts in soda drinks, fruits (especially fruit juices), and artificial foods. The indicated brain gene networks are highly complex, and altering them can cause a wide range of effects. However, the study also shows that combining a high-fructose diet with omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (specifically DHA) reverses the gene network changes.* Do you really need another reason to take your omega-3’s?



doTERRA Science blog articles are based on a variety of scientific sources. Many of the referenced studies are preliminary and further research is needed to gain greater understanding of the findings. Some articles offer multiple views on general health topics and are not the official position of doTERRA. Consult your healthcare provider before making changes to diet or exercise.

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