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Old 07-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #41
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I suppose it depends upon one's situation. In my case, a higher level of fish oil assists with heart health, and since I've had one heart attack, I'm more interested in that benefit than I am in conflicting studies about prostates. Besides, the way I understand it, every human male, if they live long enough, will have an enlarged prostate. They will have died of some other cause, but still the prostate is enlarged.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #42
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One other thing: One of the big drivers for people to take the fish oil capsules is Mercury in fish. At my age I'm not sure that matters, but children clearly need limit the mercury. So there are recommended upper limits on the amount of fish to consume a week. What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish | Outreach & Communication | US EPA

BTW, according to my own personal research (that makes it suspect right there!) , the mercury in the fish came from burning coal the last several hundred years. ON the other hand, if we had not burned that coal, we might not have the technological wherewithal to detect the mercury caused by the coal burning
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Sticking with my bacon plan. It counteracts the fish oil I take in the morning. Then around 3..the tequila plan kicks in. Which probably destroys any good the other two do. Unless a few months from now we get the article on how good tequila is for you..
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One of John Ioannidis' gems:

"Why Most Published Research Findings Are false" [and he really means it, not a joke]

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False


Open the bacon valve and stand back!
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One of John Ioannidis' gems:

"Why Most Published Research Findings Are false" [and he really means it, not a joke]

Why Most Published Research Findings Are False


Open the bacon valve and stand back!
But, but, but, is this study false too? My head is spinning.
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I know, he isn't exempt just because it's his idea.
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Interesting interview on NPR's Science Friday with Dr. Kristal (sp?) the guy who headed up the recent research casting doubt on fish oil supplements.

One quote: "The data on dietary supplements doesn't support the use of Omega-3 fatty acids for anything. I want to emphasize, there is no good data."

Fish Oil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

He went on to talk about balance in nutrition and how difficult it is to do a good study. And he recommends most people just not take any supplements.
He is also getting a lot of unhappy email about this conclusion.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #49
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I take fish oil every day. I have been doing that for almost 10 years. I feel better on fish oil than not on it, but YMMV..........
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