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Fish oil supplements may not improve memory

For brain health, it’s better to eat a nutritious diet and be physically active than to take omega-3 fatty acid supplements or fish oil pills, Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said in…

Is it okay to eat fish every day?

Government dietary guidelines recommend that people eat fish twice a week. And we know that fish are full of omega-3 fatty acids—which can benefit both heart and brain. But is it safe to eat fish every day? “For most individuals it’s fine…

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in vegetable oils, some green vegetables, nuts, and certain fish, may lower the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the fatal neurodegenerative disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A new…

No mental health benefit from fish oil

In spite of conventional wisdom that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish can protect against depression, a large new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found no such benefit. Researchers examined the link between suicide and fatty acid intake…

Report compares dietary fat intake among countries

April 17, 2014—Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues have compiled the first global data on dietary intakes of specific fats worldwide. The report compares the intake of saturated fat, cholesterol, trans fats, omega 3s, and other fats and oils among…

Eating fish may lower stroke risk

Eating fish a few times a week may be beneficial in lowering stroke risk, according to a new meta-analysis. Researchers examined results from 15 previous studies to summarize the evidence linking fish consumption and stroke risk. According to the Swedish study, published…

Fish oil supplements and heart health

Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a cardiologist, was interviewed on NBC Nightly News on September 12, 2012 about a new study on fish oil supplements…