To take fish oil supplements or not take fish oil supplements, that is the question!
Omega 3 oils should be an important part of anyone’s diet, especially cancer patients. Certain oils help our cells function and repair themselves. Omega 3 fish oil is thought by many to be best.
But a new study debunks many of the assumed advantages of taking fish oil. Read these excerpts from an article I found on Fox News this week and see what you think:
Should you take fish oil supplements?
Dr. David B. Samadi – September 19, 2012
Fish oil is used for a wide array of conditions ranging from lowering blood pressure and cholesterol to Alzheimer’s disease…
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to human health because the body cannot make them; rather, they must be obtained through food. They can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, as well as other seafood including algae and krill, some plants and nut oils…
A new meta-analysis of 20 clinical trials found no statistically significant association between all deaths, cardiac-related deaths, sudden deaths, heart attacks and strokes among people taking fish oil supplements. So this begs the question, should we even consume these supplements?
The answer may not be as clear as we might have hoped or what we may have wanted to hear. Taking the recommended dosage of fish oil will not pose any health risks. However, eating fish twice a week, combined with other healthy eating habits, may prove much more effective than taking supplements alone…
Dr. Samadi is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of urological disease, with a focus on robotic prostate cancer treatments.
You can read more from Dr. Samadi by CLICKING HERE.
I have been taking fish oil capsules. I plan to stop that and take the good doctor’s advice to eat fish (salmon) at least twice a week.
Once again, proof good nutrition–and most anti-cancer nutritional secrets–don’t fit inside a capsule.
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat