I am honestly shocked by this:
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation not associated with lower risk of major CVD events
In a study that included nearly 70,000 patients, supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause death, cardiac death, sudden death, heart attack, or stroke, according to an analysis of previous studies published in the September 12 issue of JAMA.
More evidence about things I take, do or consume:
The role of vitamin D in critical illness of children
Their study found that in three of every four critically ill children, blood vitamin D levels were below the target considered safe by many experts and medical societies. Further, those with lower vitamin D levels were noted to be sicker, requiring more life-sustaining therapies (breathing tubes, medications to support heart function) and staying in the ICU for longer periods of time.
Green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory
Even the very elderly and frail can benefit from exercise
Aspirin May Guard Against Many Cancers
Aspirin and other commonly used painkillers may help guard against skin cancer, according to a new study published in the journal CANCER. Previous studies have already suggested that NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, and other prescription and over the counter drugs, can reduce people's risk of developing some cancers. For example, earlier this year, three studies in The Lancet bolstered the evidence that a daily low dose of aspirin may protect people in middle age against cancer, particularly those at higher risk. And in another recent study in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers reported that colon cancer patients who take aspirin regularly shortly after diagnosis tend to live for longer.
Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer
Study: daily aspirin linked to lower cancer mortality
Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke prevention in men?
"The beneficial effect of chocolate consumption on stroke may be related to the flavonoids in chocolate. Flavonoids appear to be protective against cardiovascular disease through antioxidant, anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties. It's also possible that flavonoids in chocolate may decrease blood concentrations of bad cholesterol and reduce blood pressure," said Larsson.
"Interestingly, dark chocolate has previously been associated with heart health benefits, but about 90 percent of the chocolate intake in Sweden, including what was consumed during our study, is milk chocolate," Larsson adde
Healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of hypertension by two thirds
Potency of Statins Linked to Muscle Side Effects
Statin therapy associated with lower risk of pancreatitis
Cocoa may enhance brain function
Cocoa compounds may reduce blood pressure
Chemicals in chocolate, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, teas and certain foods could well be mood-enhancers
Resveratrol might help improve mobility and prevent life-threatening falls among older people
Alcohol consumption may decrease risk of ALS
Midlife fitness staves off chronic disease at end of life
Middle-aged adults help their hearts with regular leisure-time physical activities
Even minor physical activity may benefit bone health
Mediterranean diet + olive oil protects bones
Eating grapes may help protect heart health
Grapes reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and reduced inflammation.
Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk
Atherosclerosis: Eating egg yolks as bad as smoking
More evidence about things I no longer take or consume:
Vitamin C and beta-carotene might protect against dementia
Pan-fried Meat Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer
Other reports I find interesting:
Sleep apnoea linked with increased risk of cancer death
Sudden death less likely in exercise related cardiac arrests
People of Normal Weight With Belly Fat at Highest Death Risk
Prostate Cancer: Six Things Men Should Know About Tomatoes, Fish Oil, Vitamin Supplements, Testosterone, PSA Tests
Research conclusions I find misleading:
Little evidence of health benefits from organic foods
"There isn't much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you're an adult and making a decision based solely on your health," said Dena Bravata, MD, MS, the senior author of a paper comparing the nutrition of organic and non-organic foods, published in the Sept. 4 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.
People don't eat organics for additional nutrients, they do it to avoid pesticides!