More Fish Oil News
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This does not come as a surprise to the Biosyntrx science team. Although, we are not as swayed by meta analyses science as some because the choice of published studies included is too often affected by investigator bias, or the health status of randomized study subjects. This analysis was done on cardiovascular disease at-risk subjects.
Industry pressure, along with earlier studies, convinced the FDA to approve Omega-3 fish oil as a triglyceride-lowering agent. That claim, and possibly others, is now allowed on fish oil supplement labels, while health claims for well-proven vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are not allowed, other than for folic acid and neural tube defects.
We recommend consumption of fresh cold water fish twice a week and supplementation with concentrated fish oil on the days fish are not consumed (think sardines - one tin includes 2,000 mg of EPA / DHA). The American Heart Association recommendation for Omega-3 fatty acids has never exceeded 3,500 mg per week of EPA / DHA.
Heart Health Musts: no smoking, daily exercise, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, reasonable amounts of fats, including the range of essential fatty acids from diet or supplements, plus a well-designed, full-spectrum multiple to provide the nutrients missing from processed and artificially ripened or GMO fruits and vegetables.
"Even the slightest nutrient deficiency over time can accelerate the aging process and degenerative disease." Bruce Ames, PhD.
Association between Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and risk of major cardiovascular disease events. Rizos E, Ntzani E, et al. JAMA Sept 12, 2012, 308(10): [abstract]