Oh, well… fish oil doesn’t cure everything

I take fish oil every day for its beneficial cardiovascular effects. In addition,

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is the most abundantlong-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in the brain. Epidemiologicalstudies suggest that consumption of DHA is associated with areduced incidence of Alzheimer disease. Animal studies demonstratethat oral intake of DHA reduces Alzheimer-like brain pathology.

However, a recent randomized study in older adults showed that fish oil supplementation did NOT reduce the progression to Alzheimer’s.

I still take my daily fish oil, please eat lots of sardines and salmon (wild canned mostly) to get my omega3 fatty acids.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. Nor does it prevent atrial fibrillation, a chaotic heart rhythm abnormality (which I occasionally have), even though basic research studies suggest it might.
    http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/jama.2010.1735

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