Fish oil for a healthy heart 'nonsense'
The evidence around omega-3 supplements is flimsy at best, say experts. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How fish oil supplements can CUT levels of good fat
THE millions who down fish oil to protect their heart would do better to eat vegetables instead, say experts. Popular supplements, including omega-3, provide little or no benefit and could even reduce levels of “good” cholesterol, analysis of studies showed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists
Supplements do not offer cardiovascular benefits, researchers conclude from trials involving 112,000 peopleThe widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has spread – and is promoted in the marketing of the supplements – because the results from early trials suggested the capsules had cardiovascular benefits.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Food & drink Heart attack Stroke Science Life and style Society Source Type: news

Scientific expert reaction to Cochrane Review on omega-3 fatty acids
This study provides no evidence to suggest that this dietary advice should change.”Read the press releaseSee the media coverageDeclared interestsProf Tim Chico: “No conflicts.”Dr Ian Johnson: “Ian Johnson has previously held honorary academic appointments in the medical school at the University of East Anglia.”Prof Tom Sanders: “Scientific governor of British Nutrition Foundation, Honorary Director of Nutrition HEART UK.”The Science Media CentreThe Science Media Centre is an independent venture working to promote the voices, stories and views from the scientific community to the ne...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful?
Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer
A cannabinoid that occurs naturally in our bodies as a result of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism is found to have anticancer properties. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

New Cochrane health evidence challenges belief that omega 3 supplements reduce risk of heart disease, stroke or death
New evidence published today shows there is little or no effect of omega 3 supplements on our risk of experiencing heart disease, stroke or death.Omega 3 is a type of fat. Small amounts of omega 3 fats are essential for good health, and they can be found in the food that we eat. The main types of omega 3 fatty acids are; alpha ­linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).  ALA is normally found in fats from plant foods, such as nuts and seeds (walnuts and rapeseed are rich sources). EPA and DHA, collectively called long chain omega 3 fats, are naturally found in fatty fish, su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of Illinois researchers report in a new study in mice. In mice with tumors of osteosarcoma - a bone cancer that is notoriously painful and difficult to treat -- endocannabinoids slowed the growth of tumors and blood vessels, inhibited the cancer cells from migrating and caused cancer cell death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural solution for damage done by chemo: Omega 3s found to treat wounds from inflamed mucous membranes in cancer patients
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids can be used to treat and prevent oral mucositis in patients undergoing mucotoxic cancer chemotherapy. The double-blind, randomized study, published in the journal Wounds, detailed the effectiveness and route of administration of omega-3 fatty acids in patients receiving chemotherapy in Iranian hospitals. Mucositis is characterized by soreness or swelling in the mouth which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New type 1 Diabetes clinical trial explores effects of Omega-3 and Vitamin D
(Diabetes Research Institute Foundation) The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami launches a new clinical trial to assess the impact of high-dose omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D on halting the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The DRI's Phase I/IIa trial, named the POSEIDON Study, will compare the effects of the proposed intervention in children and adults newly diagnosed and in those with longer-standing T1D to evaluate any benefit of early and late interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Science — And Environmental Hazards — Behind Fish Oil Supplements
Author Paul Greenberg says the harvesting of tiny fish for omega-3 supplements is having a ripple effect, leading to less healthy and bountiful oceans. His new book is The Omega Principle. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

Oral omega-3 supplementation linked to a reduced risk of eye disease in young adults
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are highly regarded for their health benefits, especially when it comes to brain health. But it turns out omega-3s have a lot more to offer and can be highly beneficial to a set of organs that are often overlooked: the eyes. Researchers from Australia have found that healthy, young adults... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?
Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how omega-3 benefits psoriasis here, and how to get omega-3 in your diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Japanese study concludes that taking both EPA and DHA improves exercise performance
(Natural News) If you’re looking to get more out of your workout, you don’t necessarily need to spend extra time at the gym or turn to risky performance enhancers. According to a new Japanese study, ingesting the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA could be enough to safely give your athletic performance a boost. They... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Are Omega-3s Good for Your Brain?
Omega-3 is easily the most popular supplement in America. Roughly 8% of adults—or about 19 million people—take some kind of omega-3 fatty acid supplement, according to the latest figures from the National Institutes of Health. There’s a reason fish oil capsules and other omega-3 supplements are so popular. “Omega-3 fatty acids are involved in many different fundamental [brain] processes,” says Simon Dyall, a principal academic and head of nutrition at Bournemouth University in the UK. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—namely EPA and DHA—and their metabolites influence gene expres...
Source: TIME: Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Dietary Supplements. Here ’s Why Researchers Say That’s Concerning
A third of kids and adolescents under age 19 regularly take supplements like omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins and melatonin, according to a new report. It’s a finding that researchers say is concerning because there is no proven benefit for healthy children taking supplements. The report, published Monday as a research letter in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that overall about a third of the young people surveyed used dietary supplements, with multivitamins being the most common. Use of supplements that primarily contained vitamins and minerals remained stable over time, but use of herbal, non-vitamin, or non-...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Vitamins Source Type: news

A Third of Children Use Alternative Medicines
Multivitamins were the most common supplements, followed by vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D and melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Melatonin (Hormone) Vitamin D Vitamin C Alternative and Complementary Medicine Children and Childhood Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Pain From AIs at BMI of 30 or More
Omega-3 fatty acids significantly reduced pain among very overweight women who take aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Heart disease: Tired of fish? Eat this great omega-3 alternative to prevent the condition
HEART disease types consist of coronary heart disease and congenital heart disease. Common symptoms of the condition include chest pain, heart palpitations and unusual breathlessness. Eating these seeds could help reduce your risk of developing the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty Acids
Title: Fats, Fish Oil and Omega-3-Fatty AcidsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/23/2003 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:06 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infant Omega-3 Supplementation Tied to Decreased Waist Size
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LCPUFA) supplementation in infancy is associated with reduced insulin concentrations and insulin resistance in boys and reduced waist circumference in both sexes at age 5... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fish Oil May Protect the Youngest Hearts
FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 -- Omega-3 fatty acids -- good fats found in fish -- can boost the heart health of adults, but a new study suggests that babies might also stand to benefit from them. In the study from Australia, infants were given a daily fish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements may soothe the pain of cancer treatments
Two separate studies, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements may soothe the pain of cancer treatments, says new research
Two separate studies, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago, show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish oils ease pain of cancer
FISH oil supplements may help alleviate the painful side-effects of some cancer treatments, research suggests. Two separate studies show Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can fish oil supplements treat depression?
Fish oil supplements may ease depression in some people. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help treat mild to moderate depression, but more research is needed. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which play an important role in brain function. People with depression may have low blood [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Maternal fatty acid balance affects offspring obesity thorough gut microbial population
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A Massachusetts General Hospital study finds that the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of female mammals, which previous research has suggested can impact the incidence of obesity in their offspring, may to do so through its effect on the microbial population of the infant's gastrointestinal tract. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A protein found in fish could prevent Parkinson's disease
(Natural News) It’s a fact that eating fish is good for the body. Most are packed with the fatty acids omega-3 and -6 which help in improving cognitive health, reducing heart risks, and lowering a person’s blood pressure. However, a new study has shown that a nutrient found in fish can be more beneficial than the common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Signs you might be deficient in omega-7
(Natural News) You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids, but have you heard of omega-7? These are unsaturated fatty acids which are rarely talked about but are really important to your health. This type of fatty acids can be found in certain fish, such as salmon and anchovy, and oils like olive and macadamia. The greatest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Omega-3 trial for secondary liver cancer surgery
(University of Leeds) A new clinical trial from the University of Leeds is testing omega-3 capsules in patients who have bowel cancer which has spread to the liver, to see if it can stop the cancer returning after surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is krill oil better than fish oil for omega-3?
Krill oil and fish oil are popular dietary supplements containing omega-3. Krill oil comes from a small crustacean while fish oil comes from oily fish, such as salmon. Both are shown to increase blood levels of omega-3 and have benefits for health. Learn more about the differences between krill oil and fish oil here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Reductions of intimate partner violence resulting from supplementing children with omega-3 fatty acids: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel-group trial - Portnoy J, Raine A, Liu J, Hibbeln JR.
Omega-3 supplementation has been found to reduce externalizing behavior in children. Reciprocal models of parent-child behavior suggest that improving child behavior could lead to improvements in parent behavior, however no study has examined whether omega... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Introducing Doctor's Best New Purified and Clear Omega 3 Fish Oil
Introducing a new and innovative colorless fish oil supplement that is more pure and clean than typical fish oil.(PRWeb May 22, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15477480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Introducing Doctor's Best New Purified and Clear Omega 3 Fish Oil
Introducing a new and innovative colorless fish oil supplement that is more pure and clean than typical fish oil.(PRWeb May 22, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/05/prweb15477480.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in older adults: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in senior citizens: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where GM meets GE
(Rothamsted Research) Genome edited crops will be sown in a field this month for the first time in the UK as part of an experimental trial at Rothamsted Research. Plans to start sowing two GE lines of Camelina plants follow official approval of Rothamsted's application to grow GM varieties of Camelina plants engineered to accumulate omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), a form of lipid that are also known as omega-3 fish oils, in their seeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease
The best choices are oily fish with large doses of omega-3 fatty acids. The options include salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, lake trout, herring and sardines. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat oily fish twice a week to cut the risk of clogged arteries
The American Heart Assocation suggests people eat 250mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day, a target which can be met by eating oily fish twice a week and can cut the risk of dying young. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Omega 3 and 6 may protect obese people from type 2 diabetes
Researchers from the University of Guelph, Ontario, found that after 12 weeks of having such supplements added to their diets, obese rats have lower glucose levels and improved glucose control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3, omega-6 in diet alters gene expression in obesity
(American Physiological Society) A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2018: Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk
Discussion12:15  Lunch13:30 Original Communication session15:00  RefreshmentsSymposium 2: Impact of dietary fatty acids on key metabolic tissues (fat depots and muscle)15:30  The influence of dietary fatty acids on liver fat content and metabolismProfessor Leanne Hodson, University of Oxford, UK16:00 The impact of dietary fatty acids on regional and ectopic human adipose tissueDr Paul Petrus, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden16:30 Is there a role for omega 3 fatty acids in preventing sarcopenic obesity?Dr Oliver C Witard, University of Stirling, UK17:00  Panel Discussion17:30Keynote  Lec...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Omega-3 ( ω-3) and social skills interventions for reactive aggression and childhood externalizing behavior problems: a randomized, stratified, double-blind, placebo-controlled, factorial trial - Raine A, Ang RP, Choy O, Hibbeln JR, Ho RM, Lim CG, Lim-Ashworth NSJ, Ling S, Liu JCJ, Ooi YP, Tan YR, Fung DSS.
This study tests the primary hypothesis that omega-3 ( ω-3), both alone and in c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction: Baseline omega-3 index correlates with aggressive and attention deficit disorder behaviours in adult prisoners - Meyer BJ, Byrne MK, Collier C, Parletta N, Crawford D, Winberg PC, Webster D, Chapman K, Thomas G, Dally J, Batterham M, Farquhar I, Martin AM, Grant L.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120220.]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Omega-3 supplements for children ? what does the research show?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read an article that said giving children certain supplements, such as omega-3, can help them do better in school. Are omega-3 supplements safe for kids? What are the risks and benefits? ANSWER: The evidence on this topic is mixed. In healthy school-age children, taking an omega-3 supplement seems to have [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Plant-based DHA found to adequately meet nutritional needs for vegans and vegetarians
(Natural News) Adhering to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle has both benefits and drawbacks. One such drawback is the lack of reliable docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) sources. This omega-3 fatty acid is usually obtained from animal products, with fatty fish and seafood having the most abundant DHA content. As such, vegetarian and vegan populations are often unable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart study finds that omega-3 intake cuts your overall risk of death by a THIRD
(Natural News) According to a heart study, the omega-3 index could be used as a biomarker for overall risk of death and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, found that the risk of death was reduced by about a third in people who had the highest omega-3 index, compared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eye
NIH-funded study finds omega-3 fails to yield beneficial results in the clinic. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news