Guest Blog: Tackling Concussions Head-On — The Potential Role for Omega-3s
The following blog was submitted by Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD. Marie is a member of the Always Omega-3s Scientific Advisory Council and one of the country's leading sports nutritionists. This post was adapted, with permission, from an original article on Marie's professional blog. Concussions are common in sports and recreation. Though considered a mild type of traumatic brain injury because they are usually not life-threatening, all concussions should be taken seriously. A single blow to the head can result in short-term loss of brain functioning or long-term changes in thinkin...
Is the time for eye health coming?
Back in 2010, I remember sitting at a conference listening to Dr. Jeffrey Anshel from the Ocular Nutrition Society talk about the benefits of omega-3s in eye health. The gist of the talk was that omega-3s are an important part of the eye, which is something most ophthalmologists have recognized for years. However, this position had been developed without any human clinical trials having been published to date. So why exactly is that? It really boils down to two factors. First, omega-3s have been shown to help a variety of eye health maladies in multiple animal and in-vitro studies. Se...
Dr. Jay Udani, SELECT investigator, comments on prostate cancer study
In GOED’s continuing response to the recent study linking omega-3s to prostate cancer risk, we recently interviewed Dr. Jay Udani, CEO and founder of Medicus Research, and an investigator on the original SELECT study upon which this paper was based. Dr. Udani shares his unique perspective and corroborates the many criticisms of the study. See what he had to say:
Omega-3s and prostate cancer risk
Omega-3s and Prostate Cancer Risk Review of: “Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial” Theodore M. Brasky, Amy K. Darke, Xiaoling Song, Catherine M. Tangen, Phyllis J. Goodman, Ian M. Thompson, Frank L. Meyskens Jr, Gary E. Goodman, Lori M. Minasian, Howard L. Parnes, Eric A. Klein, Alan R. Kristal Published ahead of print in Journal of the National Cancer Institute, July 10, 2013. As many of you know, a study was published earlier this week linking omega-3s to an increased risk of prostate cancer. GOED has revi...