Why You Shouldn’t Worry Too Much About Fish Oil
MINDBODYGREEN by Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.
When poorly designed studies with dubious statistical analyses combine with journalists who are often ill-prepared to appropriately interpret complex scientific results, a flurry of sensationalized news headlines ensue, like, “Is fish oil safe during chemotherapy?” or “Can fish oil supplement hinder cancer treatment?” A recent study in JAMA Oncology triggered the latest surge of headlines when the authors reported that fish oil disrupts the effects of chemotherapy. But does this mean fish oil is bad for you, that you should stop taking it in spite of the strong support for its many health benefits?
Let’s take a look at the study in question. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18267/why-you-shouldnt-worry-too-much-about-fish-oil.html
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