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Fish oils and eczema?

Fish oils and eczema?

Listen to body: Fish oils are anti-inflammatory but some people are allergic to fish. I would try pure vit d oil in medium chain triglycerides topically on eczema and see if this helps. People with eczema have dry skin. Fish oil, cod liver oil, and evening primrose oil ingested can help dry skin if tolerated. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

What are the differences between cod liver oil, fish oil and krill oil?

Fish oils: read these: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-993-fish%20oil.aspx?activeingredientid=993&activeingredientname=fish%20oil http://breakingmuscle.com/nutrition/krill-oil-vs-fish-oil-whats-the-difference http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/fats-and-oils/item/q-what-s-the-difference-between-fish-oil-and-cod-liver-oil.html

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Is cod liver oil or fish oil better for hair?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?

Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar ( low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read more

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Will fish oil supplements help with ra?

Will fish oil supplements help with ra?

Yes: Yes studies show fish oil can decrease symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to discuss with your rheumatologist to see if fish oil is right for you. Always consult your doctor before starting any supplements or over the counter medication. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

What are the benefits of cod liver oil and fish oil pills?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Can fish oil supplements improve psoriasis symptoms?

Can fish oil supplements improve psoriasis symptoms?

Psoriasis is less common in populations whose dietary staples include cold-water fish containing omega-3 fatty acids: But study results have been mixed as to whether fish oil supplements can reduce inflammation and improve psoriasis signs and symptoms, such as itching and scaling. The latest findings suggest that fish oil delivered by a needle in a vein (intravenously) reduces psoriasis symptoms more quickly than do fish oil supplements taken by mouth. One small study indicated that a combination of a calorie-restricted diet and increased omega-3 fatty acids helped control psoriasis in obese people with psoriasis. More study is needed. Side effects of high-dose fish oil supplements can include a fishy aftertaste, heartburn and nausea. Dosages greater than 3 grams a day may affect blood clotting, increase your risk of bleeding and decrease blood pressure. This may be of particular concern if you're taking blood-thinning medication or high blood pressure medication. Ground flaxseed. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for healthy hair: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Hair and oil: Well if you ingest the oil, either fish or flaxseed will likely yield indistinguishable results. If you put the oil on your hair, the flaxseed will likely not smell quite as bad as fish oil. ...Read more

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Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Can omega fish oil lower psa?

Doubtful: Psa rises from enlarged prostate or tumor. Omega fish oil is not likely to impactbthis. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis: cod liver oil or fish oil?

Which is better for arthritis: cod liver oil or fish oil?

See details: Fish oil if you believe the hype. In actuality, data is not impressive for its benefit. ...Read more

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Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Which is best: fish oil, cod liver oil or krill oil?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Lots of faith involved not sure any reliable studies comparing oils ...Read more

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Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Is taking fish oil supplements will reduce candida symptoms and seborrheic dermatitis ??

Absolutely not: In fact, it is not at all certain that there is any benefit from fish oil for anything. In USA it has been abandoned as useless by the best-informed experts. It has also been noted to cause prostate cancer. It is true that it lowers triglycerides and raises HDL but it has not lowered the risk for strokes or heart attacks. No benefit has been demonstrated except to those who sell it. ...Read more

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Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Which is better for bodybuilding: flaxseed oil or fish oil?

Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more

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Are fish oil tablets good for the body? There was a recent study done saying otherwise.

Are fish oil tablets good for the body? There was a recent study done saying otherwise.

Meta-Analysis NotNew: The study promoted by the press was not a new study. It was a statistical meta-analysis of 20 previous actual trials. Look up: "jama fish oil meta-analysis". The trials chosen were combined & authors concluded the reduction in deaths, mis, etc. More so other issues, was not large enough to be a clearly statistically reliable indication of benefit. Is this good science or just another publication? ...Read more

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Healthtap doc said that at 67 I take 2-4 grams of fish oil. Another said 2 large studies found no significant cardiovascular benefit from it. HELP ME?

Healthtap doc said that at 67 I take 2-4 grams of fish oil.  Another said 2 large studies found no significant cardiovascular benefit from it. HELP ME?

Ignore faulty study: One of the above mentioned study did not give fish oil,instead measured blood levels of fatty acids. Get the best quality correct proportion of EPA &DHA .Multiple beneficial actions-skin,brain,cardiovascular etc. Pharmaceutical has made for hypertriglyceridemia & selling 10 times the price.Continue fish oil &read from drhoffman.com.Benefits are innumerable! ...Read more

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Do you rec fish oil for CAD prevention? I'm concerned it will increase LDL as shown in studies

Yes: The fish oil will be unlikely to raise your lipids. It they are elevated then diet and possibly a statin drug like Lipitor (atorvastatin) is needed. ...Read more

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Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Do studies exist confirming use of fish oil for ADHD and bipolar?

Yes: http://www.psycheducation.org/depression/meds/omega-3.htm. There's a study about fish oil. Also, the japanese eat the highest proportion of fish in their diet and have a low incidence of bipolar disorder. In my experience, 3-4 grams per day is needed for a few months before one notices much improvement. Severe cases of bipolar respond less well. ...Read more

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Just saw a study that showed that fish oil supplements increased risk of prostate cancer. Are the benefits worth the risk? Still recomended?

Just saw a study that showed that fish oil supplements increased risk of prostate cancer. Are the benefits worth the risk? Still recomended?

Preliminary: The data in this study were very preliminary. Whether or not the patients were taking fish oil supplements was not even measured in the study (only blood levels of omega-3), so there may be multiple other factors that contribute to this increased risk. For example maybe patients who tend to develop prostate cancer also tend to have higher levels for other reasons. More studies are needed. ...Read more

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What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?

What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?

A waste of money: You are wasting money. Supplements such as you consume daily are virtually without major value. A recent study suggested fish oil increases the risk of prostate cancer. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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Can you give me an update on any large study that prooves that fish oil with omega 3, 720 mg. Daily, helps to maintain a healthy heart?

Can you give me an update on any large study that prooves that fish oil with omega 3, 720 mg. Daily, helps to maintain a healthy heart?

No: Because there aren't any. There is no good outcome data for fish oils and the cardiology community's enthusiasm for the supplement is waning. There is epidemiologic data that cultures that eat a lot of fish have a significantly lower incidence of heart disease. The mediterranean diet is an example. ...Read more

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Can fish oil help you with studying?

Can fish oil help you with studying?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Is fish oil harmful?

Is fish oil harmful?

No/Yes: Most anything can be harmful if taken improperly. Think about it, drinking too much water can make you very ill or you can die. Fish oil, like anything else should be taken according to manufacturer's directions or according to your health care provider. Fish oils have many beneficial effects if used properly and if a reputable product is purchased. Some fish oils are alleged to be contaminate. ...Read more

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Is fish oil good for you?

Yes,: but those that contain EPA omega-3 lower triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, those that contain both DHA and EPA will lower triglycerides but raise LDL cholesterol. If you don't want dietary supplement fish oil there's prescription EPA Vascepa or EPA/DHA Lovaza. Epanova is another just approved by FDA. ...Read more

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Is fish oil pills go for you?

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Is fish oil pills go for you?

Omega fish oils: For many conditions it can be helpful. Some are advocating it for adhd. Also, can assist in mood stabilization for affective disorders - typically not enough alone. Some suggest it may assist in cholesterol management but the story appears to not be in. Any medication or supplement can cause side effects including dizziness, tiredness, nausea (take with food or switch to krill oil), memory ? ...Read more

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What exactly is fish oil good for?

High cholesterol: Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are good for lowering your LDL cholesterol and your triglycerides and improving your cardiac health. Red krill oil has the same benefits without the fishy taste or fishy burps. ...Read more

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Is creel oil better for you than fish oil?

Is creel oil better for you than fish oil?

Not known: There are simply not enough clinical studies or other information to endorse one type of unsaturated fat, including omega-3 oils, over another. Direct comparisons have not been done and theoretic advantages are not compelling. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of fish oil tablets?

What are the benefits of fish oil tablets?

Diffeerent: Some studies suggest improvement in things like braina and joint function. ...Read more

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Psoriasis (Definition)

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