Fish Oil Consumption and Bleeding Risk
Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which play critical roles in anti-inflammatory pathways and support cardiovascular, cognitive, maternal, child, and immune health. The anticoagulation properties of higher omega-3 concentrations have also been demonstrated. For patients on antithrombotic therapies (e.g. aspirin, warfarin, etc.), the potential bleeding risk due to concurrent use of omega-3 fatty acids has been a concern for clinicians, particularly surgeons, for years. Numerous clinical studies and reviews in thousands of healthy and at-risk patients have been conducted to investigate whether omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (across a wide range of supplementation levels and variety of durations) poses a clinically significant bleeding risk. The findings are consistent. Find out what the totality of evidence to date demonstrates in this article.
Phytosterols and Inflammation: What’s the Story?
The Western diet offers a surplus of calories, low nutritional quality, and high pro-inflammatory potential, thereby fueling excess adiposity and leading to inflammation chronicity. To break this obesity-inflammation-chronic disease cycle, adopting a healthful dietary pattern and incorporating regular physical activity is critical. Furthermore, identifying foods and nutritional bioactives that can reduce or counteract inflammation is important for targeted nutrition therapies. This blog focuses on a class of plant lipids, phytosterols, and their potential role in mitigating inflammation.
The Cardiometabolic Consequences of Obesity and
Nutritional Strategies for Prevention 
Frank Hu, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan
School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Credits Offered:
1 Credit of Naturopathic CE
The prevalence of obesity in the US has reached epidemic proportions. In this presentation, Dr. Frank Hu reviews research demonstrating the dietary contributors to weight gain and the impact of excess adiposity on cardiometabolic diseases and mortality. Dr. Hu presents dietary patterns and components of those patterns that are associated with disease risk and mortality, and discusses dietary modifications that can be employed to reduce cardiometabolic risk and improve patient outcomes.
*All CE is complimentary to registered Metagenics Institute users
Joel Evans, MD
Thursday, June 28, 2018
11-11:30 AM PT
This week’s Metagenics Advanced Practitioner Services (MAPS) talk is “The Functional Medicine Compass” with Dr. Joel Evans, OB/GYN physician and Founder/Director of The Center for Women’s Health in Stamford, CT. What if there was a robust, personalized way to tackle chronic disease? In this talk, Dr. Evans will assert that a Functional Medicine approach is the answer, as he shares the key components and tools you can utilize to support patients and treat chronic disease with this clinical approach.
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