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Take These Supplements To Possibly Protect Against Alzheimer's

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty

It might be a tough pill to swallow, but it's well worth it. While you may avoid fish oil supplements, fearing the fishy aftertaste or the off-putting...

What's Hype And What's Sound Science When It Comes To Fish Oil

Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joseph Brownstein, Contributing writer Published: 07/06/2014 02:23 AM EDT on LiveScience Among the many nutrition supplements trumpeted for p...

Scaling Back on Fish Oil: An Evidence-Based Update

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Over a year ago, I questioned my daily supplementation of omega-3 fatty acid (triglyceride-reducing agents found in fish oil) by looking at some evide...

Why I'll Be Keeping My Distance From Kale

Karin Kasdin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Let me suggest this: Google 'kale' and read the part about flatulence. Read it carefully. It's a little-spoken of side effect that packs a big wallop. I'm not making this up. For three days I had to, in good conscience, keep my distance from all other human beings. I will be keeping my distance from kale forever more. And boy, do I feel great!

Eating These Foods May NOT Help Thinking Skills After All

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.25.2013 | Fifty

For years, many health experts have hailed foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids as being good for the lowering of stroke risk, as well as for the reduct...

When Media Reports Distort Study Findings

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

What most people remember are the shocking headlines linking fish oil supplements to prostate cancer. To avoid falling into this trap in the future, ask the following questions when the next big scare comes along.

Fish Tales and Prostate Cancer

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Is it plausible that higher omega-3 intake increases prostate cancer risk, but decreases breast cancer risk? I suppose the subtleties of carcinogenesis might allow for it, but I find it very far-fetched; if it doesn't stretch the envelope of credibility to the tearing point, it sure comes close.

Media Madness: Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer!

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

The first thing you need to know is that no fish oil supplements -- or any other kind of supplements, for that matter -- were given in this study. None. This study looked at blood levels of long-chain fatty acids such as those found in fish (EPA and DHA).

Fatty Acids and Risk of Prostate Cancer: Response to a Study Currently in the News

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

News of a just-published study titled "Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial" has been covered in the mainstream media over the last several days, leading to many online discussions and quite a bit of confusion.

Taking This Won't Help Age-Related Vision Problems

Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty

Fish oil supplements may boost your immune system, but they may not be as helpful for age-related vision problems. That's the finding of a large s...

Do Fish Oil Supplements Work At All?

| Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living

By Melinda Wenner Moyer (Click here for the original article) If you've been following the media trail on fish oil lately, you've probably been te...

Can We Take Too Much Fish Oil?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of my patients asked me about a recent article she read in a magazine that said that fish oil supplement consumption may lead to increased risk of cancer. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and takes fish oil for help with controlling inflammation in her body.

Where To Get Your Omega 3s, From Joy Bauer (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the best place to get Omega-3 fatty acids? Health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer gave me a number of options to incorporate Omega-3s into your...

WATCH: Supplements For Menopause, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman who shared details on menopause and gave her opinion on taking supplements while you're going throu...

Is Fish Oil The New Snake Oil?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2012 | Health News
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Even though I am more at risk for a panic attack than a heart attack, I still assumed that taking a daily dose of fish oil would protect me from the day that I keel over from eating too much take-out Chinese food. Is it worth the cost and fishy breath that comes with taking fish oil supplements, or is this just another pharmacological pipedream?

Fish Oil Benefits Questioned For Heart Attack And Stroke Survivors

Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Gardner Fish oil supplements, which contain omega-3 fatty acids believed to promote heart health, may not benefit people who have alr...

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Not Make Your Kid Smarter: Study

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living

Taking fish oil during pregnancy may not result in the brainy effect on kids that moms hoped for, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Univer...

11 Sun-Free Ways To Soak Up Vitamin D

Health.com | Ella Quittner | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against colds and fighting de...

Dietary Supplements For Summertime Efficiency

Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Memorial Day weekend means that summer weather is upon us. Unlike the winter months where our bodies seem to crave hibernation, the summertime is all ...

Omega-3 Deficient? How To Know, And Tips To Fix It

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

There has been a systematic depletion of omega-3 EFAs from the typical modern diet because of changes in food choices and in techniques of food processing.

The Debate Over Men And Omega-3

Craig Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Cooper

Debate over the health benefits and risks of flaxseed and omega-3 fatty acids, in particular alpha-linolenic acid (ALA- a form of omega-3 fatty acids), is ongoing and often contentious.

Fishing Restrictions Hurt Louisiana's Meal and Oil Processors

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Boats searching for menhaden -- also called pogy -- were hampered by Gulf fishing closures this summer, reducing the year's catch of that lucrative meal-and-oil species.

Study Update Says Thumbs Up for Fish Oil Supplements to Prevent Breast Cancer

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

A new study has shown that women who took fish oil regularly were 32 percent less likely to develop breast cancer over a six-year period (Brasky TM et al. 2010).

Fish Oil May Reduce Cancer Risk

ABC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil supplements may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. The findings, though preliminary, are v...

What Secrets Don't the Fish Oil Supplement Makers Want You to Know?

Chris Manthey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Manthey

Our tests have found that some fish oil pills have 70 times more PCBs in them than others, which might be good to know, particularly since they're hawking them to pregnant women and children.