Posts Tagged "fish oil"

The Claim: Fish Oil Supplements Can Contain Mercury

Posted on Aug 1, 2010 in Heavy Metals

by Anahad O’Connor THE FACTS Fish oil supplements are increasingly popular with people who don’t like seafood but are attracted by claims of cardiac benefits. But could they also expose you to the harmful pollutants found in some species of fish? The concern is a common one, but studies have found that most of the widely available supplements contain little or no mercury, dioxins or PCBs. For one thing, most companies use species of fish that are lower on the food chain, like cod and sardines, which accumulate less mercury. And many companies distill their oils to help remove...

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Breast Cancer Risk Lowered by Fish Oil, Study Says

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 in Cancer

Long Term Study Sees 32 Percent Lower Risk for Fish Oil Users Omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in fish oil supplements may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. New study says omega 3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle followed 35,016 post-menopausal women who had no history of breast cancer. They asked the women to fill out a questionnaire about their use of non-vitamin, non-mineral specialty supplements, and then followed their progress for an average of six years. They found that...

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Fish Oils May Slow Genetic Aging in Heart Patients

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

New Research Suggests Omega-3s May Slow Aging on Genetic Level; Some Heart Doctors Skeptical By JOHN McKENZIE ABC News Medical Correspondent Jan. 19, 2010 Heart disease patients have long been encouraged to eat more fish or take fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids. The reason? People who do, tend to live longer. Share Researchers have discovered a clue to slowing down the aging process.Now, some say a study out this evening in the Journal of the American Medical Association might explain why. Specifically, the researchers behind the study report that for heart disease...

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