Latest fish oil supplements Stories

2010-07-08 13:11:57

A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing chronic disease. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash., led by Emily White, Ph.D., a member of the public health sciences division, asked 35,016 postmenopausal women who did not have a history of breast cancer to complete a 24-page questionnaire...

2010-03-09 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. announced today that its fish oil products fully comply with California's stringent safety requirement regarding PCB contamination. Schiff's fish oil products are well within the safe harbor limits for PCBs under California's Proposition 65. "Schiff® knows that recent press reports have alarmed consumers and raised concerns about PCB contamination in fish oil supplements. It's important for...

2005-06-15 06:54:45

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds Fish oil -- either from a diet rich in fish or from supplements -- is generally considered heart-healthy. But a new study found that for some people, fish oil supplements may have no effect or may even be dangerous. In people who have an implantable cardiac defibrillator because they have a history of irregular heartbeats, fish oil supplements may increase their risk of life-threatening heart rhythm abnormalities. These...

2005-06-14 18:53:51

Fish oil supplements have proved effective in reducing the risk of sudden cardiac death, but a new study shows the oil may actually increase life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms in patients with implanted defibrillators. The study, led by heart researchers at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University will be published in the June 15 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. "We were very surprised by the study results. Previous...

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