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Studies mixed about fish oil, vitamin D

Two big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D. One finds that a prescription strength fish oil slashed heart problems and heart-related deaths among people with high triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood, and other heart risks. Doctors cheered the results and… Read More »

Problematic PR releases: Medical studies backed by food industry trade groups

November 6, 2018 Posted By Categories Joy Victory is Deputy Managing Editor of HealthNewsReview.org. She tweets as @thejoyvictory.  Small study. Big health claims. Trade group involvement. It’s a pattern we’ve seen time and again in news releases linking a food to a questionable health benefit. Long considered a downmarket cooking oil with ho-hum health benefits,… Read More »