Omega-3 Supplements for Health

MAYBE WE haven’t struck oil after all. Omega-3 fatty acid supplements were once thought to deliver the same cancer-fighting, heart-saving, brain-preserving benefits as real fish—but without the stinky hassle of cooking or eating something many Americans don’t cook or eat very much of. That’s why, when omega-3 dietary supplements hit the U.S. market a few … Read more

Why we stopped recommending fish oil: It may be good for you, but being told to take it isn’t.

Fish oil is an excellent supplement proven to provide significant benefits to most people. Here’s why we changed our fish oil recommendations anyway. Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio recording here… ++++ Remember that feeling of being called to the principal’s office as a kid? You’ve just been busted sticking gum in … Read more

Omega-3: The treatment in search of an illness makes a comeback

Omega-3: The treatment in search of an illness makes a comeback Omega-3 supplements are popular — part of a global market valued at $3 billion This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, … Read more

Meta-analysis reveals omega-3 supplementation could improve urine protein excretion in diabetics

Meta-analysis reveals omega-3 supplementation could improve urine protein excretion in diabetics According to researchers in Thailand and the US, while omega-3 could reduce the amount of proteinuria in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the association was only significant among people with T2D (p=0.03). Proteinuria is commonly used as a predictor of cardiovascular and … Read more