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Fish oil supplements, which contain omega-3 fatty acids believed to promote heart health, may not benefit people who have already had a heart attack or stroke, according to a new review of previously published studies.

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Eating baked, broiled fish protects the heartupdated: Tue May 24 2011 19:14:00

For years, doctors have been telling their patients to eat more fish in order to boost heart health.

What's the truth about chia seeds?updated: Fri Apr 29 2011 10:02:00

What do you know/say about chia seeds? Are they really a "superfood?"

CNNMoney: Biggest winner in BP claim game is ...updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:58:00

Many companies were hit hard by the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year. Fortunately, the government is starting to distribute some of the money BP set aside to compensate those who suffered financial hardship.

Moms-to-be fears of eating fish unfoundedupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 11:02:00

When people find out I'm a dietitian, they often ask me what not to eat. I often find myself trying to gracefully redirect the topic. Although it's true Americans eat too much of various types of food, a fixation on risk and avoidance seems to have eclipsed efforts to eat wholesome, delicious foods.

Study: Fatty acids can help ease PMS symptomsupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 15:25:00

Taking dietary supplements containing essential fatty acids can help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, according to the results of study by researchers at a Brazilian university.

Where can a vegetarian get good protein?updated: Mon Dec 27 2010 16:24:00

As a vegetarian, what is a good source of protein? Do I use protein drinks or protein bars and if so, could you recommend a good one? I do not eat fish or chicken or any seafood, etc. Basically, if it was alive at one time, I will not eat it.

Fish oil ingredient doesn't slow Alzheimer'supdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 10:09:00

An essential nutrient found in fish oil does not appear to slow the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Does wild game meat cause the same health problems as red meat?updated: Fri Oct 29 2010 11:01:00

Does wild game meat (deer, elk, antelope, etc.) cause the same health problems typically associated with red meat consumption or are its health benefits more akin to eating fish or chicken?

Fish oil doesn't benefit new moms, babiesupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 20:06:00

Women who take fish-oil supplements during pregnancy are just as likely to experience postpartum depression as those who don't, and their babies' minds don't appear to develop more quickly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The superfoods you need nowupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 08:32:00

When it comes to getting healthy -- and staying that way -- there's no better place to start than your plate. All of the foods here are great for you at any age, but eat the right ones at the right times, and you'll have a natural defense against any problems facing your body through the years.

10 nutrition powerhouses for kidsupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 08:28:00

Get your kids addicted to these colorful, tasty, nutrient-packed superfoods, like blueberries, cocoa, cinnamon and more.

Fish oil linked to lower breast cancer riskupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 01:08:00

Millions of Americans already take fish oil to keep their hearts healthy and to treat ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. Now, a new study suggests that the supplements may also help women lower their risk of breast cancer.

Supplements for depression: What works, what doesn'tupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 10:46:00

The multibillion-dollar market for dietary supplements is filled with products that claim to boost mood or improve depression. Some products are even billed as an alternative to prescription antidepressants.

Despite widespread claims, little proof for brain supplementsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:20:00

In the fight against memory loss, nothing is certain, doctors say.

Ex-NFL players feel concussions' long-lasting damageupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 21:05:00

For more than 20 years, former San Francisco 49ers lineman George Visger has lived his life out of hundreds of small yellow notebooks. In them he scrawls the minutiae of his daily life: "4:45 am left house. 2 stops to find coffee and a roll. Paper work till 9:25. 10:05 Ed called."

An easy fish recipe to help your heartupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 16:39:00

You've probably heard eating more fish is good for you. But if selecting and preparing fish feels like entering uncharted waters, you're not alone: Most Americans eat very little fish compared to chicken and beef (just under 7 pounds a year vs. more than 100 pounds, according to the United States Department of Agriculture).

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