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HEALTH
December 13, 2010
The Institute of Medicine recommends 1,100 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per day for women and 1,600 mg for men. Here's a look at the amounts and types of omega-3s found in selected foods: FoodAmount & Type of omega-3s 3 ounces of salmon1,000-1,500 mg of EPA and DHA 3 ounces of sardines1,000-1,500 mg of EPA and DHA 1 Smart Balance Omega-3 Grade A Natural Large Egg160 mg of ALA, plus 32 mg of DHA 1 Land O Lakes Omega-3...
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BUSINESS
June 30, 1998
Omega Power Systems, a Chatsworth-based manufacturer of high-tech power supplies for telecommunications systems and main frame computers, is being acquired by MagneTek of Nashville, Tenn., for $28 million. Omega, which had $20 million in sales in fiscal year 1997, will be wholly owned by MagneTek, a high-tech electronics manufacturer that had $1.2 billion in sales last year. As part of the deal, the company will be renamed MagneTek, Chatsworth.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2002 | Reuters
Consumer products maker Fortune Brands Inc. said it would buy kitchen and bathroom cabinet maker Omega Group of Iowa for $538 million in cash, expanding by 40% its business in a strong growing market. Fortune Brands already makes Aristokraft and Schrock cabinets, as well as Moen faucets, Titleist golf balls and Jim Beam bourbon. Fortune Brands shares rose 87 cents to $49.55 on the NYSE.
HEALTH
May 20, 2002 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's time to answer some of the mail that has piled up on our desks and in our electronic mailboxes. Here are some reader questions we hope will interest you as well. Question: My cardiologist says that farmed Atlantic salmon is not a source of omega-3, that I must use canned salmon or wild salmon. Not only are those types of salmon expensive, they're also hard to find. Answer: It is true that in oceans and lakes, fish get omega-3 fatty acids from eating algae.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 1999 | KATHLEEN CRAUGHWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Omega Code," a hokey doomsday/millennialist thriller, opens with the murder of an elderly Jewish scholar who has cracked the so-called Bible code--a series of prophecies believed to be encoded in the Torah--by translating the ancient symbols into a sophisticated computer program. The killer swiftly delivers the computer disc and the rabbi's notebook to Stone Alexander (Michael York), a megalomaniac leader based in Rome.
SPORTS
January 13, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Making his Santa Anita debut on Sunday, Omega Code showed he could win at a place other than a county fair. Owner of a maiden win at Fairplex Park and a stakes victory at Fresno, the 3-year-old son of Elusive Quality beat pacesetter Only The Best by a length to win the $107,800 San Miguel Stakes. Owned by Dan Butler, Mike Moore and trainer Wesley Ward, the 9-5 second choice was ridden by Martin Pedroza and completed the six furlongs in 1:08 3/5.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Megiddo: The Omega Code 2" finds Michael York reprising his role of Satan in this unconvincing sequel to the 1999 surprise hit co-produced by Matthew Crouch, son of Trinity Broadcasting Network operator and televangelist Paul Crouch, executive producer of both films. Its title refers the plains of Megiddo, near present-day Jerusalem and the place fundamentalist Christians believe will be the site of Armageddon, the final battle between good and evil.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Omega-3 fatty-acid supplements, often called fish-oil capsules, did not curb the mental decline in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, researchers said Tuesday. The study marks yet another attempt to treat the disease that has failed in clinical trials. Treatment with omega-3 supplements had generated considerable enthusiasm because, unlike the other unsuccessful experimental therapies, it was a natural therapy and would not have required development of a new prescription drug.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
What would Jesus do if he were on Facebook? Make "A Look Back" video, naturally. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Facebook let users create their own cornball videos featuring their photos, status updates and major life events. Hundreds of millions have done it . There have been many clever spoofs since. Two of my favorites: Walter White's Facebook retrospective or Grand Theft Auto V's meth head Trevor Philips . But this particular intervention from an enterprising YouTube user is certainly the most divine.
NEWS
August 24, 2011 | By Melissa Healy, The Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
In a finding suggesting powerful psychiatric benefits for a component of fish oil, a study published Wednesday has linked military suicides to low levels of docosahexaenoic acid and found that service personnel with higher levels of DHA in their blood were less likely to take their own lives. The study, published this week in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, looked back at the medical records of 800 U.S. servicemen and women who took their own lives between 2002 and 2008, and compared them with the records of 800 service personnel -- matched for age, gender and rank -- who had no history of suicide attempts.  Men whose records showed they had low levels of DHA in their blood were 62% more likely to have been suicide victims than those with the highest levels.
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