Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease Grievance Electronics & Appliances
@meher
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A large and rigorous randomized trial has found that omega-3 fish oil and vitamin D supplements do not lower rates of cancer or major cardiovascular events in healthy adults. But there might be other benefits.


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james
If you actually read the article seems they did find a very significant reduction in heart attacks for people taking fish oil.

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Arlen
The distinction is heart attacks vs cardiovascular disease in general (which is what the study referenced looked at). And the heart attack reduction seems to apply to particular populations vs people in general.

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paulsmith
@ james She mentions if you take the supps for at least 2 years, there is a reduction. Seems to counter her argument.

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linda
Between "Cures Cancer!" and "Does Nothing!" there's a big space. So it doesn't prevent cancer or heart disease, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have other important health benefits.

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jadelson
That’s fine. I take vitamin d to help strengthen my bones. And fish oil to protect my brain. I don’t expect the supplements to prevent cancer.
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