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Fish Oil Studies And Psoriasis
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 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
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.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
(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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Recalls: try this site for recall info: http://www.foodsafety.gov/ ...Read more
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
Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more
Fish oil: read this: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/whats-in-your-fish-oil-supplements/?_r=0Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Fish Oil (1QD) safe to take for someone with occasional PVC? Taking to support mood. Hear conflicting studies on arrthmyia? Your personal thoughts?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoparathyriodism...Any new studies for hope? 24 pills a day is taxing. Cacitriol, calcium, fish oil, water pill to absorb, multi vit., potasium.
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?
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
What to do if I am studying and my friend told me I should try ginko biloba and fish oil combined to help. What does it exactly do?
No: No. Don't try such kind of combinations unnecessarily. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers