Saturday, June 7, 2014
I like the Wise Geek and find some interesting items from the site, some of which I refer to on my BLOG. I notice that the article below does not provide the name of the research it quotes.
See quotes from Dr. Oz below the article from the Wise Geek. After careful consideration, I will continue with Dr. Oz's recommendation regarding the fish oil but the article from the Wise Geek compelled me to re-examine, which is always good.
FISH OIL MIGHT BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH
Taking fish oil might increase health problems and speed up aging, research shows.
Taking fish oil might be harmful to your health, as eating fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel or taking a fish oil supplement has been linked with an increase in health problems and faster aging, even though it was previously thought to improve health. One study found that consuming fish oil increased the likelihood of men developing prostate cancer by about 43%. Fish oil also might speed up aging, as animals that consumed fish oil had their life expectancy decrease by 14%. The potentially harmful effects of fish oil are thought to be caused by an unknown occurrence in how the body breaks down the molecules in the omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil.
FROM DR. OZ:
"Omega-3 fatty acids are the superstar fats that boost your brain, protect your heart and arteries, fight wrinkles, lubricate your joints and more. There are 3 types of omega-3 fatty acids:
ALA (alpha-linelenic acid) which is found in walnuts, flaxseeds and olive oil.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which is found primarily in fish oils.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which is also found in fish oils.
Not all omega-3 or fish oil supplements are alike. The important thing to remember when buying fish oil is to look for one that contains 600 MG of DHA. DHA is the fatty acid that comprises a large portion of brain tissue. Not only does DHA support brain functions, but it also improves how the brain stores and uses energy. It has also been shown to be a good depression fighter. Take DHA at breakfast time. To keep fish oil lasting longer, store in the refrigerator."