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

Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods
(Natural News) Flaxseed is the latest of many superfoods that can provide a bounty of nutritional value while improving your overall health. It is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, dietary fiber, protein, and many other beneficial nutrients, making it one of the world’s most important medicinal foods. Flaxseed, also known as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

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

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

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

VITAL: No CVD or Cancer Benefit From Vitamin D, Omega-3 VITAL: No CVD or Cancer Benefit From Vitamin D, Omega-3
There were no significant reductions in major cardiovascular events or incidence of cancer, the two primary endpoints, in those who took omega-3 or vitamin D supplements in this large and diverse trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

REDUCE-IT:'A New Era' in CVD Prevention With High-Dose EPA REDUCE-IT:'A New Era' in CVD Prevention With High-Dose EPA
High doses of a purified form of the omega-3 oil, eicosapentaenoic acid, showed a large, robust reduction in events, opening an exciting new avenue for CVD prevention, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News 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

Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says
Vitamin D and omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, a new study finds, the latest in the years-long debate over their benefits. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease
The largest study to test vitamin D and omega-3 pills in healthy adults found they did little to prevent cardiovascular disease, but hinted at benefits for groups including African-Americans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cancer Heart Stroke Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamin D Omega-3 Fatty Acids Vitamins Fish and Other Marine Life Preventive Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) 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

REDUCE-IT Reveals High Dose of Pure EPA in Omega-3 Drug Cuts Risk of Cardiovascular Events
Clinical trial of icosapent ethyl finds 25 percent reduction in cardiovascular events among at-risk patients (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - November 10, 2018 Category: Hospital Management 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

Mandrola Previews AHA 2018 Mandrola Previews AHA 2018
Among the highlights for the upcoming American Heart Association Scientific Sessions are studies on omega-3, inflammation, a potential EP breakthrough, and yoga. Not to mention new lipid guidelines.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging
New analysis from the Cardiovascular Health Study suggests higher serum levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly from seafood, contributes to healthier aging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Deficiency in omega-3s can cause depression; supplementing with them can prevent or treat it
(Natural News) A recent review of decades of translational evidence showed that a deficiency in long chain omega-3 fatty acids can ultimately lead to depression. Conversely, increasing one’s intake of omega-3s through supplements could help prevent or treat the disorder. Both major and minor forms of depression affect a significant number of people around the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 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

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging
(Reuters Health) - People may be more likely to age without health problems when they have more omega 3 fatty acids in their blood, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Research Finds Link Between Seafood, Healthy Aging
BOSTON (CBS) – If you want to grow old gracefully, perhaps you should eat more fish. A new study finds a link between eating seafood and healthy aging. Even though we all want to live longer, we want to live longer without pain and suffering and with a good quality of life. And researchers at Tufts University and around the country say eating more fish could help towards that end. They followed more than 2500 older adults between 1992 and 2015 and found that those with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in fish had an 18-percent lower risk of unhealthy aging. While the study doesn’t prove th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Seafood Source Type: news

Omega-3 Fats From Fish May Help Body And Brain Age Well, Study Finds
The omega-3s found in fish may help people avoid health problems as they age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy aging
New research suggests that people who consume high levels of omega-3 fatty acids from seafood are more likely to stay disease-free well into old age. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Omega 3 from seafood linked to healthier ageing
Higher levels of circulating n-3 PUFAs from seafood associated with lower risk of unhealthy ageing Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Low vitamin D levels linked to faster cognitive decline (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating Fish May Help Keep You Healthy Into Old Age, Study Says
Certain fats found in seafood may help keep you healthy for years to come, according to a new study published in the BMJ. Higher blood levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — healthy fats found in foods such as fish, nuts, leafy greens and vegetable and flaxseed oils — were associated with a greater chance of healthy aging, according to the observational research. Omega-3s found in seafood seemed to have the strongest effect, says study co-author Heidi Lai, a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “There had been studies that looked at the relationship...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging
Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Elderly Source Type: news

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Certain seeds, like chia and flax, tend to hog the nutritional spotlight. But the less-trendy sunflower seed has plenty of qualities worth highlighting. Here are the health benefits of sunflowers seeds, according to dietitians. Are sunflower seeds healthy? Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons (one to two thumb-sized portions.) They’re particularly high in healthy fat: A serving delivers 14 grams of fat with a mix of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. “The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in sunflower seed...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition 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

Medical News Today: Could omega-3 supplements help reduce anxiety?
The first literature review and meta-analysis to investigate omega-3 supplements and anxiety concludes that they could benefit some people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements May Ease Anxiety
People with clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders who took large doses of the supplement — up to 2,000 milligrams a day — benefited most. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Anxiety and Stress Omega-3 Fatty Acids Oils and Fats Seafood Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Are you pre-diabetic? Study finds multivitamins, omega-3s are a “safe, economical, and effective means” of lowering diabetes risk
(Natural News) Contrary to popular belief, being pre-diabetic does not doom you to becoming diabetic. New studies are now proving the powerful effects of diet and lifestyle in the prevention and treatment of all diabetic conditions. Just recently, scientists and nutritionists have found evidence that suggest supplementing with multivitamins and omega-3 fatty acids is strong... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flaxseed oil provides long-lasting pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis
(Natural News) Flaxseed is known for offering a host of nutritional benefits, and for being easily incorporated into an array of dishes. A good source of protein, fiber and fat, flax seeds are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. These little seeds are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, B vitamins, and more. But... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at ways to improve omega-3 levels in tilapia
(Natural News) According to a study, feeding fish flaxseed flour can boost their omega-3 fatty acid content. Research findings, which were published in Food Sci. Technol (Campinas), also showed that certain fish byproducts, which is often unused, can be processed via drying methods to improve food quality. Tilapia: food processing methods and its fatty acid content Data... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids protect children against asthma
(Natural News) Many expectant mothers do a lot of research in hopes of giving their baby the best start in life. It’s practically a given that pregnant women need to consume a healthy diet, but some of the information out there about specific foods to eat and avoid can be conflicting. For example, omega 3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sep 28, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Sep 28, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
The COAPT MitraClip trial, high dose omega-3 fatty acids, the VEST trial in print, renal denervation for resistant hypertension, and competing coronary stents are discussed in this TCT-heavy podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary 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

REDUCE-IT: 25% Reduction in MACE With High-Dose EPA REDUCE-IT: 25% Reduction in MACE With High-Dose EPA
Top-line results of the REDUCE-IT trial show high doses of the omega-3 oil eicosapentaenoic acid reduced CV events in patients at elevated CV risk with high triglycerides.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery 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

Fish oil found to ease diabetes: Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and increase insulin sensitivity
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids have a molecular mechanism that efficiently reduces chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. This can help experts formulate a simple dietary remedy that can benefit an estimated 23 million individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Jerold Olefsky, M.D., along with his colleagues from the University of California, San Diego... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sources of omega-3?
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients. Oily fish, seeds, and nuts are among the best sources. In this article, we take a look at 15 omega-3-rich foods. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

PUFAs for Anxiety: The Evidence to Date PUFAs for Anxiety: The Evidence to Date
For patients with anxiety unresponsive to antidepressants or psychotherapy, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be a promising alternative, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Researchers discover that certain invertebrates are able to produce their own omega-3 fatty acids
(Natural News) In the near future, you could be taking your omega-3 fatty acids from marine invertebrates. This is after a promising discovery that the heart-friendly, “good” fat can be found not just in fish and photosynthetic microorganisms, but also in a wide range of marine animals. Dr. Oscar Monroig, a lecturer at the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers CONFIRM: Natural omega-3 fatty acids prevent Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Alzheimer’s disease is currently the sixth leading cause of death for Americans. It’s a devastating brain disease that impacts memory, behavior, and thinking, and although its growing prevalence has spurred a rise in research into the illness, there remains no cure. For now, the best thing you can do if you are concerned... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than just brain food: High DHA fish oils found to boost your immunity
(Natural News) Fish oil supplements are popular for a reason. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for your overall health. According to a study, aside from boosting brain health, taking fish oil with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) daily can “support a healthy immune response in middle-aged obese adults.” How the study was done... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oils Off the Menu for People With Diabetes Fish Oils Off the Menu for People With Diabetes
Prof Bowman discusses the ASCEND findings on omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular prevention in people with type 2 diabetes, presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Omega-3 Supplements: No Effect on Vascular Events in ASCEND Omega-3 Supplements: No Effect on Vascular Events in ASCEND
The largest and longest placebo-controlled randomized trial of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has found no effect on serious vascular events, cancer, or mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news