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    Default Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long Awaited Research Results

    Patti Neighmond
    November 10 2018

    Many people routinely take nutritional supplements such as vitamin D and fish oil in the hopes of staving off major killers like cancer and heart disease.
    But the evidence about the possible benefits of the supplements has been mixed.
    Now, long-awaited government-funded research has produced some of the clearest evidence yet about the usefulness of taking the supplements. And the results — published in two papers — are mostly disappointing.


    Read more: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-...ign=pockethits

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    Default Re: Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long Awaited Research Results

    I do want the Omega-3 benefits since I can't afford a lot of Pacific salmon, and sardines get old quickly... by which I mean, they tire the palate. But I supplement with vitamin D in winter primarily to maintain high levels, for whole body health and for immune support.
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    It's not all bad news - partway down:
    'While the overall results were disappointing, there appeared to be a beneficial effect when it came to one aspect of heart disease and fish oil: heart attacks.

    A secondary analysis showed taking fish oil lowered the risk of heart attack by about 28 percent, which is a "statistically significant" finding, says Dr. JoAnn Manson, who is chief of the division of preventive medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She led the research.'

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    Default Re: Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Disappoint In Long Awaited Research Results

    Three points: 1. Taking vitamin D without the co-factor "Vitamin K2 as MK-7" was a major mistake of this study; 2. The article does not specify the type of D taken, but anything other than D3 (cholecalciferol) will not reduce coronary, arterial problems; and 3. Vitamin D3 is a "fat soluable" vitamin and, thus, is most effective when taken with full fat, like butter, olive oil, mayonnaise, coconut oil, etc. Because this study looked at heart problems, it's a good guess that researchers limited the amount of fat intake, believing the hype about how bad dietary fat is for the heart.
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    Isn't it discouraging, Mr. wizard, that we here are better informed about these topics than the researchers who are conducting the studies?
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    Yep! The group taking the D with the fish oil was on the right track. Had they added fermented foods like, sauerkraut, yogurt, natto, and/or some hard cheeses, they would have benefited from vit. K2 as MK-7. The results would have been positively different.

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    As usual, Mr Wizard is exactly correct about this.

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