Omega-3’s and the Eskimo Fish Tale

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NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
26 Jun 2020

The concept that heart disease was rare among the Eskimos appears to be a myth.

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What’s this about no benefit for fish oil consumption and heart disease? See my video Is Fish Oil Just Snake Oil? (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/is-fish-oil-just-s What about fish oil for mood disorders? See Fish Consumption and Suicide (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fish-consumption-a Consumption of long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) may be useful for forming and maintaining brain health, though (video series forthcoming), there’s the struggle between Mercury vs. Omega-3s for Brain Development (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/mercury-vs-omega-3 when coming from fish or fish oil, thanks to how polluted our oceans have become (even in “distilled” fish oil, see Fish Oil in Troubled Waters, http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fish-oil-in-troubl The marine pollutants may explain the relationship between Fish and Diabetes (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/fish-and-diabetes/ and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers (http://nutritionfacts.org/vide....o/als-lou-gehrigs-di Thankfully, there are now pollutant-free (yeast- and microalgae-derived) sources.

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