alpha-linolenic acid

Chia Seeds Do Not Enhance Athletic Performance, Study Finds

June 02, 2015

A study published in the May edition of the journal Nutrients debunks the widely reported and accepted belief that chia seeds are a natural performance booster for athletes. “It is all a bunch of hype and hope mixed together,” stated David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, lead author of the study entitled “No Positive Influence of Ingesting […]

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring

May 24, 2014

Perinatal α-linolenic acid availability alters the expression of genes related to memory and to epigenetic machinery, and the Mecp2 DNA methylation in the whole brain of mouse offspring. International Journal of developmental neuroscience.  May 24, 2014.[Epub ahead of print] He F1, Lupu DS2, Niculescu MD3. 1Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at […]

ASU Recruiting for Fruit Carbohydrate/Chia Seed Oil Study

March 28, 2013

The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory is recruiting for a new study entitled Sustained Energy:  Influence of ingesting fruit-based carbohydrates and chia seed oil on human running performance. The Principal Investigator is David C. Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. What […]

Maternal alpha-linolenic acid availability during gestation and lactation alters the postnatal hippocampal development in the mouse offspring.

March 18, 2011

Niculescu, M. D., Lupu, D. S., and Craciunescu, C. N. (2011)Maternal alpha-linolenic acid availability during gestation and lactation alters the postnatal hippocampal development in the mouse offspring. Int J Dev Neurosci29, 795-802 Abstract The availability of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids is essential for perinatal brain development. While the roles of docosahexaenoic acid (the most abundant […]