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Fish Oil Supplements: Friend or Foe? – Vince Alibrando, R.Ph.

Posted By Paul Gleiser On November 17, 2013 @ 3:22 pm In Fish Oil Supplements,Omega-3 Fatty Acids | Comments Disabled

For men taking fish oil supplements, it came as quite a surprise to hear that there might be a link between the capsules and prostate cancer. UT Health Northeast expert pharmacist Vince Alibrando gets to the straight scoop on fish oil supplements in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

What is an omega-3 fatty acid? (first question)

What are the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? (skip to 0:48)

It came as a surprise in the summer of 2013 when the news came out linking fish oil supplements to an increased risk for prostate cancer. What happend? (skip to 2:03)

What foods contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids? (skip to 4:14)

How often should we eat foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids? (skip to 5:13)

We know that omega-3 fatty acids are best obtained from food. But is there any reason not to take fish oil supplements in the quest to obtain omega-3s? (skip to 5:40)

If one chooses to take fish oil supplements, or if they are recommended by a physician, what should one look for when choosing a brand? (skip to 7:00)

What difference does it make to the body in taking fish oil supplements versus eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids? Isn’t it all the same? (skip to 7:36)


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