Dr. William Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega three fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his PhD in human nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and then did postdoctoral fellowships in clinical nutrition and lipid metabolism with Dr. Bill Connor at the Oregon Health Sciences University, Dr. Harris has published more than 300 papers from his research of omega three fatty acids and co-invented the Omega-3 index in 2004. Dr. Harris is also a professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.
02:16 Dr. Harris’ path to fatty acid research.
04:07 What is making the cholesterol move? What about Fish Oil? Dr. Harris’ research project.
05:00 The 2nd Plasma Lipid–Triglycerides
06:08 Dyerberg and Bang High Omega Fatty Acids in the Eskimo Diet
06:48 Is there a good and bad Omega Fatty Acid? Omega-3 versus Omega-6
07:24 Omega Fatty Acid Constituency and Physiology
08:58 Saturated, Mono, and Poly Unsaturated Fats. Oleic Acid
09:21 We can make oleic acid from sugar– it’s not an essential fatty acid
09:29 Linoleic Acid
10:30 The Omega-6 Structure
11:15 ALA is an essential We cannot make it!
14:13 Linoleic acid decreases cardiovascular disease—what?
14:37 Dr. Harris: “to pin, a change in cardiovascular disease on an Omega six rise is I think irresponsible.”
15:10 Observational studies of 40-50,000 people show that higher levels of linoleic acid are actually cardioprotective? Dr. Harris: “So that is directly contradictory to the idea that having more omega six is bad, having less Omega six is bad. From that, from those kinds of studies, plus there been experimental studies and animals and humans showing linoleic acid does not increase inflammatory biomarkers, it does not increase arachidonic acid levels.”
16:30 There is so much WRONG with ratios
16:44 Why Vilify the Omega-6
17:18 Omega Terminology
17:36 Why is there so much anger toward linoleic acid?
18:20 Pro or anti-inflammatory nature of Linoleic acid
20:00 What about seed oils?
21:30 Look at the ingredients in the food you are purchasing!
21:48 What is the Demon? To kill the demon all you have to do is get the Omega-3 level up?
23:16 What about absolute cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease?
23:50 What do the Omegas do to the cholesterol level? Omega six will lower your LDL!
25:00 Studies in Japan
26:26 The Complex Nature of HDL
26:57 Oxidized LDL
28:12 Are cholesterol levels related to neurocognitive disease?
28:26 What about Statins? Omega-3 levels and cardioprotection
31:22 The Two Deaths of Alzheimer’s Disease
32:56 Not a One Trick Pony
33:24 The Omega-3 Index Calculator
36:30 The tests Omega Quant Performs
37:51 What’s the Best Range?
Good, a good Omega three index is up over 8%, eight to 12%. Approximately, that’s sort of where
39:21 Omega-3 Supplementation—What to Look For
42:57 Omega-3 Sources
46:14 In Office Testing for Your Practice
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