omega-3 fatty acids

A handful of nuts a day wards off major diseases

People who eat a handful of nuts a day have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to…

Can oily fish protect the brain from dementia?

‘Oily fish can beat dementia,’ read the front page of yesterday’s Daily Express. The headline was widely mocked. ‘Great news…

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Fish oil pills during pregnancy may lower asthma risk in children

Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost a third, according to…

Omega-3 levels in farmed salmon have halved in a decade

The amount of omega-3 in farmed salmon has halved in the past decade, according to a study carried out at…

Eating oily fish ‘cuts risk of death from bowel cancer’

Bowel cancer patients could increase their chances of surviving the disease by eating oily fish once a week, according to…

A diet of oily fish and nuts helps to keep heart attacks at bay

A diet of oily fish, nuts and seeds can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks by as much as ten…

How do we know if supplements actually make a difference?

Vitamin and mineral supplements have been around for over a century now and, for some, they have become an integral…

Don’t give up on fish oil just yet. New studies show great promise

In the 1970s Danish researchers Hans Bang and Jørn Dyerberg found that the Inuit, whose diet consisted mainly of the…

Fed up with scare stories about statins? Here is what you should know

It was the latest in a long stream of scare stories. ‘Statins DOUBLE the risk of diabetes,’ said the headlines.…

Pills for your ills: but do they do any good?

Do joint supplements really help with the pain of arthritis?

We assess the effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids, ­glucosamine and ­chondroitin, and rosehip extracts

For depression, omega-3 supplements are likely to be a waste of time

There is insufficient evidence that omega-3 fatty acid supplements are effective in treating major depressive disorders, according to new research.…