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OMEGA 3 AND PROSTATE CANCER STUDY (SELECT TRIAL)

 By  Dr. Neville Wilson.      ( 30 July 2013 ) The recent widespread media reports, implicating dietary omega-3 as a risk factor for prostate cancer in males, is likely to generate public concerns about the purported health and safety benefits of dietary oily fish or fish oil supplements.   Understandably, health …

THE OIL THAT KEEPS ON GIVING – Omega 3

When consumed correctly, omega-3 oils can be hugely beneficial. But quantity is important as well as quality and not all products boasting omega-3 oils are really all that good for you. The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the public consumption of natural nutritional foods and supplements, and …

LOSS OF FUNDING FOR FISH OIL

by Dr. Neville Wilson Health conscious consumers of Omega-3 have been stunned by the recent implementation of a “cost saving strategy” which includes the removal of omega-3 from the list of reimbursable health products. Patients who have been receiving prescribed omega-3 (EPA / DHA ), for a variety of legitimate …

IT’S A FISHY BUSINESS – MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE !

The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the public consumption of natural nutritional foods and supplements, and chief amongst these is undoubtedly the remarkable fish oils, commonly labelled as omega-3. While the numerous health benefits of omega 3 marine oils have been well established for more than 3 …

Be Wary of the Low Fat Message

The perceived correlation between junk food marketing and unhealthy dietary practices of Irish children is currently under the spotlight of the Children’s Commercial  Communications Code. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) is currently reviewing submissions of concern from the public and professional bodies, with a mandate to consider imposing advertising …

False Claims of Benefit in Cholesterol Trials

     In the pre-statin era of the 1970-1980s many trials were conducted in an attempt to prove the validity of the “lipid hypothesis”, the theory that dietary fat and cholesterol were causative in heart disease, and that reductions in dietary and blood cholesterol would translate into reductions in risk for …

Prescriptions for Summer

Sunshine and summer days are a welcome seasonal phenomenon in the aftermath of short days,  cloudy skies,  and a shortfall of health-giving solar radiation. The summer sunshine that warms the earth consists of longer wavelengths of ultraviolet A (UVA) at 315 – 400nm, shorter wavelengths ultraviolet B (UVB) at 280-315nm, …

High Cholesterol Reduces Risks in Elderly

The traditional view regarding cholesterol and its impact on health and longevity is the perception of an associated increase in risk, with recommendations to reduce such risk by reducing blood cholesterol levels with a cholesterol lowering agent. (a statin drug).   Contrary to this widespread and popular perception, is the …

Glutathione – The Master Anti-Oxidant

It has been well established that antioxidants play a vital role in health maintenance and disease protection. (1). While it is common knowledge that vitamin C and vitamin E are health preserving antioxidants that may be delivered to the human cell via dietary or supplemental means, scant awareness of the …

THE ANTI-AGING PROPERTIES OF CARNOSINE

It is generally recognised that many disease processes, as well as the process of natural ageing, are caused by the formation of free radicals, a by-product of oxidation within the cells of our several body tissues. What is not well known is that another process, which irreversibly alters the normal …