Omega 3 research Sources

How do we select omega 3 research sources?

We must rely heavily on formal scientific research in order to build a comprehensive and credible picture of the role that omega-3 PUFAs play in maintaining our health.

When selecting credible omega 3 research sources we look for authors who have achieved widespread acceptance and who have therefore established themselves as authorities in their field.


Books are the normal starting point for the research we do for this website. Where appropriate we also read the actual scientific research studies referenced in the books.

Book title and ISBN Author Subject matter and scope
CHIA 978-0-8165-2488-4 Ricard Ayerza Jr. & Wayne Coates Detailed analysis of Chia seeds from a health perspective together with some historical background and physiology.
Fatty Acids in Foods and Their Health Implications 0-8493-7261-5 978-0-8493-7261-2 Various, edited by Ching Kuang Chow Detailed biochemistry of fatty acids and analysis of all major food groups, drawing heavily on formal scientific research.
Fish and Human Health 0-12-435645-1 William E Lands An in-depth scientific study of the PUFAs found in fish and their impact on health via eicosanoid synthesis.
The Omega Diet 978-0-06-093023-3 Artemis P Simopoulos & Jo Robinson Detailed account of the role omega-3 PUFAs play in preventing various diseases and recommendations for incorporating them into your diet.
Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill 0-920470-38-6 978-0920470381 Udo Erasmus Basic biochemistry of fats and the role they play in physiology together with analysis of various foods.
Foods that Fight Cancer 978-1-4053-1915-7 Richard Beliveau & Denis Gingras Foods that exhibit anti-cancer properties and the science behind them, including one chapter on omega-3 PUFAs.
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration 978-0-916764-20-3 Weston A Price Detailed studies of nutrition in isolated communities across the globe compared with their modern counterparts.

Scientific Research Studies

These original research studies have been directly referenced in compiling the content for this website.

Author Title Theme
Dihman Conjugated Linoleic Acid Content of Milk from Cows Fed Different Diets Omega-3 to Omega-6 Intake Ratio
Enser Effects of Diets on Fatty Acids and Meat Quality Omega-3 to Omega-6 Intake Ratio, Grass-Fed Beef
Enser Muscle Lipids and Meat Quality Omega-3 to Omega-6 Intake Ratio, Grass-Fed Beef
Holman 1998 The Slow Discovery of the Importance of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids in Human Health Metabolic Pathways, Health Problems, EFA Deficiencies
Lands 1992 Biochemistry and Physiology of n-3 fatty acids Eicosanoids
Leheska Effects of Conventional and Grass-Feeding Systems on the Nutrient Composition of Beef Grass-Fed Beef
Richardson Omega-3 Fatty Acids in ADHD and related Neurodevelopmental Disorders Cognitive Function
Yehuda Omega-6/Omega-3 Ratio and Brain-Related Functions Omega-3 to Omega-6 Intake Ratio, Cognitive Functions


We have made significant use of these websites and recommend them.

Website Purpose Notes Promotion of grass-fed meat, dairy products and eggs. The author Jo Robinson was co-author of The Omega Diet with Artemis Simopoulos. Effective presentation of official USDA nutrition data for analysis of foods graphical. Supplements USDA analysis with nice graphics and interesting supplementary data. Publication of organic farming standards. Provides access to detailed PDF documents.