Vitamins, Fish Oil, Minerals: Which Supplements Help or Harm the Heart?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 -- Manufacturers make all kinds of health claims, but can taking a dietary supplement actually lower your heart disease risk? A comprehensive analysis of prior research suggests that in certain cases the answer is yes. Some... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dietary Supplements Hyped as LDL-Lowering Are a Bust: SPORT Dietary Supplements Hyped as LDL-Lowering Are a Bust: SPORT
The list of supplements without effects on LDL in the placebo-controlled trial include commercial preparations of fish oil, cinnamon, garlic, turmeric, plant sterols, and red yeast rice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 7, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

6'Heart-Healthy' Supplements Flop in Cholesterol Study
MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 -- Folks taking dietary supplements intended to help their heart health are just wasting their money, a new clinical trial suggests. Six supplements widely promoted as heart-healthy— fish oil, cinnamon, garlic, turmeric,... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish Oil Could Strengthen Your Aging Brain
THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2022 -- Fish has been dubbed " brain food, " and a new study suggests that may really be true for middle-aged adults. Researchers found that among more than 2,000 middle-aged people, those with higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - October 6, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Avoid taking certain supplements along with fish oil - risk of ‘uncontrollable bleeding’
Taking certain supplements and vitamins alongside fish oil could have dangerous implications, an expert has warned. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Fish Oil, High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Croup Risk in Offspring
TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2022 -- Fish oil and high-dose vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy cut the risk of croup in early childhood, according to a study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2022, held from Sept. 4... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - September 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vitamin D, Fish Oil Won't Help Elderly Stay Strong, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2022 -- If only you could pop vitamin D and fish oil supplements to fight the frailty that often comes with aging, but new research delivers a disappointing message: Don ' t count on it. In reaching that conclusion, the team used... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish Oil Pills Do Not Reduce Fractures in Healthy Seniors: VITAL Fish Oil Pills Do Not Reduce Fractures in Healthy Seniors: VITAL
In the largest worldwide study to examine how fish oil supplements might reduce the risk of fractures in men and women age 50 and over and age 55 and over, respectively, the VITAL trial did not find any benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 13, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplement Fails to Reduce Hip Fractures
(MedPage Today) -- AUSTIN, Texas – Supplementing omega-3 fatty acids failed to protect mid-life and older healthy individuals from hip and other non-vertebral fractures, researchers reported here. Among the participants in VITAL who were... (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 13, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Taking Two Common Supplements in Pregnancy Reduced Risk of Croup in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- BARCELONA -- Taking high-dose vitamin D and fish oil during pregnancy reduced the risk of croup in young children, a Danish randomized controlled trial showed. Among over 600 pregnant women, taking fish oil led to a 38% reduced... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - September 10, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Babies are less likely to suffer croup if mother takes fish oil during pregnancy, study suggests 
Researchers enlisted 736 pregnant women for a randomised controlled trial and divided them into four groups. They took different doses of vitamin D supplements and either fish oil or olive oil daily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally
In the years following World War II, physicians in the U.S. and Europe noticed a surprising phenomenon: rates of heart attack and stroke fell dramatically in many places. Autopsies from this period also revealed reduced rates of atherosclerosis, which is a buildup of fatty arterial plaques that causes cardiovascular disease. At first, experts were perplexed. But as time passed, many concluded that wartime food deprivations and the forced shifts in people’s diets—namely, big reductions in the consumption of red meat and other animal products—contributed to the heart-health improvements. Later work, particu...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate heart health Source Type: news

From the archive: what are the hidden costs of our obsession with fish oil pills? | podcast
They may be one of the world ’s favourite supplements but, according toa study from earlier this year, more than one in 10 fish oil capsules are rancid. Most of the oil comes from Peruvian anchovetas, a type of anchovy that is also used to feed pigs, poultry and farmed fish. And despite catching more than 4m tonnes a year of anchovetas to cater to the global demand, large industry players want to scale this up even further.In this episode from January 2022, Madeleine Finlay speaks to environment journalist Richa Syal about why so many fish oil pills are rancid, and hears from journalist Dan Collyns in Chimbote, Peru, abo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Richa Syal and Dan Collyns, sound design by Axel Kacouti é, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Science Fishing Health Food Oceans Marine life Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Avoid Farmed Salmon
Not so long ago, Atlantic salmon was an abundant wild species. Born in the rivers of northeastern United States and Canada, after a couple years in freshwater they embarked on an epic migration, navigating 2,000 miles across the Atlantic to feed and mature off western Greenland. Millions of salmon travelled up to 60 miles a day, fending off predators and feeding on zooplankton and small fish. When the time came, instinct and the earth’s magnetic fields led these magnificent fish back to spawn in the precise rivers of their birth. Today, wild salmon are an endangered species, gone from most rivers in the U.S. There ar...
Source: TIME: Health - July 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins Tags: Uncategorized freelance Sustainability Source Type: news

PODCAST: Rethinking research
Yale physician-professors discuss a concerning new COVID-19 variant, new doubts about a major fish-oil study, and the need for new models of funding research. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 14, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news