Europe Pulls Fish Oil Indication; Alexa for BP Checks; FDA's Nasty Letter to Sartan Maker
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New study shows that fish oil does not increase bleeding risk in surgery patients
(Wright On Marketing& Communications) A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil -- which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA -- did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. In fact, higher blood omega-3 levels were associated with lower risk of bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Year in Review: Cardiology
(MedPage Today) -- New guidelines, PCSK9s, fish oil, TAVR, MitraClip, and aspirin (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - November 28, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Is Amarin ’s Fish-Oil-Derived Drug A Historic Breakthrough Or Not? It’s Complicated
Welcome to a spirited debate about whether a drug derived from fish oil will change the way doctor's treat heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Study: Fish oil helps fight arthritis, cancer, heart disease, depression by preventing inflammation - Are you getting enough?
(Natural News) It’s no secret by now that omega-3 fatty acids are a highly beneficial nutrient. Many people are aware of the benefits of fish oil and other forms of omega-3 fatty acids, but actually getting enough of this valuable nutrient to reap its benefits still seems to be a difficult undertaking. One of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D pills, fish oil no guard against cancer or heart diseases
Vitamin D and fish oil supplements do not lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in healthy adults, says a study. But what does this mean for Indians? (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant women who take fish oil supplements each day
Researchers from the University of Adelaide, SA Health and Medical Research Institute and Women's and Children's Hospital reviewed the results of trials involving 20,000 women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research finds omega-3 fatty acids reduce the risk of premature birth
A newCochrane Review published today has found that increasing the intake of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) during pregnancy reduces the risk of premature births.Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for close to one million deaths annually. Premature babies are at higher risk of a range of long-term conditions including visual impairment, developmental delay and learning difficulties.‘We know premature birth is a critical global health issue, with an estimated 15 million babies born too early each year,’ explains Cochrane Pre...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Critics question Amarin fish oil study
There ’s something fishy about the positive results Amarin reported for its supplemental drug, Vascepa. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study reveals only one kind of fish oil actually helps your health 
A new study led by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, found that those taking Vascepa, a fish oil prescription could reduce the risk of heart diease (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't count on vitamin D or fish oil supplements to reduce your risk of cancer or heart disease
A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems — such as heart attacks and strokes — in healthy older people.Although hundreds of studies of these supplements have been published over the years, the new... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death, fish oil reduces odds of heart attack, study shows
A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D lowers risk of cancer death, fish oil reduces odds of heart attack, study suggests
A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Fish oil cuts heart attack risk, vitamin D lowers odds of cancer death
(Reuters Health) - A large U.S. study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D's benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New research on fish oil benefits for heart health
Two Harvard clinical trials look at potential heart health benefits from eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D, fish oil supplements of little benefit to heart health
Two large new clinical trials have examined the benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements for staving off heart disease and cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk
Title: Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

STUDY: Fish oil And vitamin D pills no guard against cancer or serious heart trouble
This latest study is the strongest and most definitive examination yet. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pure Fish Oil Lowers CVD Risk Even If We Don ’ t Understand How Pure Fish Oil Lowers CVD Risk Even If We Don ’ t Understand How
REDUCE-IT found that high-dose purified omega-3 fish oil reduced CV events even if the drug didn ’ t work as expected. Evidence-based practice means we should embrace these results, says John Mandrola, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

AHA: Fish Oil, Vitamin D Not VITAL to Heart Health
(MedPage Today) -- VITAL trial also showed no benefits for cancer incidence with both supplements (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk
The two studies provide firm evidence that the omega 3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon, sardines or tuna can have a beneficial effect on heart health, said Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and lead researcher for the VITAL trial. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil, Vitamin D No Help for Heart Risk, Cancer
And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Studies Give Mixed Results About Taking Fish Oil and Vitamin D
(CHICAGO) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other risks for heart disease. Doctors cheered the results and said they could suggest a new treatment option for hundreds of thousands of patients like these. ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime Supplements Source Type: news

Amarin's Fish-Oil-Derived Drug Shows Great Promise — With Big Caveats
Was it the drug, Vascepa, that prevented cardiac deaths? Or was part of the result due to a placebo that wasn't? " “Is this a one-off chance finding, or is it a drug that is an amazing addition to our armamentarium?” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Amarin's Fish-Oil-Derived Drug Shows Great Promise —With Big Caveats
Was it the drug, Vascepa, that prevented cardiac deaths? Or was part of the result due to a placebo that wasn't? " “Is this a one-off chance finding, or is it a drug that is an amazing addition to our armamentarium?” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long-Awaited Study Results
After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.(Image credit: Cathy Scola/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results
After years of debate, a major government funded study failed to find any overall benefit of taking widely used supplements to protect against heart disease or cancer.(Image credit: Cathy Scola/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Prescription Doses of Fish Oil May Lower Heart Attack and Stroke Risk
Omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oil, are known to be good for the heart. Studies have shown that people who eat more fish rich in these fats have lower rates of heart problems and less risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who eat less. Those data have fueled a booming business in over-the-counter fish oil supplements. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting, researchers report that a highly purified version of omega-3 fats, called icosapent ethyl, can lower the risk of a number of heart-related events, including hear...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Heart Disease omega-3 Source Type: news

Fish Oil and Vitamin D Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Cancer, Study Says
There’s good evidence that fish oil supplements may lower the risk of second heart events — like a heart attack or stroke — in people with heart disease, but few rigorous studies have investigated whether the supplement can help people to lower their risk of having a heart event in the first place. And while some data suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of heart disease and cancer, the evidence isn’t solid. Now, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association offers more findi...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

AHA: Prescription Fish Oil Wins for CV Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- Positive findings for Vascepa in REDUCE-IT trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fish, Fish Oil May Lower Your Heart Attack Risk
SATURDAY, Nov. 10, 2018 -- Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials. Heart benefits from omega-3 fatty acids were found both in healthy people and in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

VITAL study: How vitamin D and fish oil affect risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators leading the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) conducted a rigorous placebo-controlled trial over the course of 5.3 years, gleaning a treasure trove of information on the effects of both supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AHA: Lipid Guidelines to Headline Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Exercise, fish oil, Entresto in acute HF, and an anti-inflammatory also in the spotlight (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fish Oil Against GI Bleeds; Mammogram CV Screens; Weed and the Heart
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 29, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements make children smarter, vastly improving reading ability in just 90 days
(Natural News) Giving fish oil supplements to children helps improve their reading and comprehension performance, Swedish experts report. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg examined 154 children who were either given the fish oil supplement Equazen or a placebo pill. Study data revealed that the children who received fish oil supplements exhibited a 64 percent improvement in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Give Up on Fish Oil for CVD Prevention Just Yet Don't Give Up on Fish Oil for CVD Prevention Just Yet
A high dose of at least one pure omega-3 is associated with reduced MACE.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Fish oil may curb breast cancer cells growth, spread
A diet containing omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may help control the growth and spread of breast cancer cells, according to a study with mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and growth of breast cancer cells
Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice. This is according to a new study in the journal Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, which is published under the Springer imprint. According to lead author, Saraswoti Khadge of the University of Nebraska Medical Centre in the US, fatty acids stopped further delayed tumors from forming, and (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Diets rich in fish oil could slow the spread and growth of breast cancer cells
(Springer) Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those typically contained in fish oil, may suppress the growth and spread of breast cancer cells in mice. This is according to a new study in the journal Clinical& Experimental Metastasis, which is published under the Springer imprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supplementing with whey protein, vitamin D, calcium may help the over 70 crowd maintain muscle mass and strength
(Natural News) Could supplementing with whey protein and a selection of vitamins and minerals be the key to staying healthy as you age? New research has shown that taking a daily dose of whey protein, calcium, creatine, vitamin D and fish oil can help bolster muscle mass and strength in senior citizens who are 70... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Drug May Prevent Heart Attack and Strokes in High-Risk Patients
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news

Can Fish Oil Cut Danger of High-Risk Heart Issues?
The researchers focused on people whose cholesterol levels were controlled with statins, but whose triglyceride levels were still high. Because many smaller studies had not produced much evidence of any benefit in adding fish oil supplements to statin use, the hopes of heart experts were not high. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug company claims fish oil cuts stroke and heart attack risks by 25% - but doctors are skeptical
Amarin claims that its prescription fish oil capsules reduce the risks of heart attack and stroke by 25% based on a global trial of more than 8,000 people, but doctors question the results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugmaker touts major heart benefits of fish oil derivative, experts reserve judgment
Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Drug May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risks for Some
Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news

Drugmaker touts major heart benefits of fish oil derivative
Irish pharmaceutical company Amarin sent a glowing announcement to investors Monday that its drug Vascepa, a purified fish oil derivative, was linked to a 25% reduced risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Pill Cuts Heart Dangers for High-Risk Patients
Title: Fish Oil Pill Cuts Heart Dangers for High-Risk PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news