Tagged: omega 3

Why we need more research to determine safety of fish oil supplements in pregnancy - Weighty Matters

Guest Work Jul 22, 2016

By Professor Wayne Cutfield For years, women have been told that taking fish oils in pregnancy could boost their babies’ brain development. In New Zealand, somewhere between 10 and 20 per cent of pregnant women now take fish oil supplements. The problem is, there’s strong and growing evidence that fish oil supplements won’t make your baby smarter. More worryingly, … Read More

Prostate cancer and omega 3 - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jul 12, 2013

The media is in a feeding frenzy with reports of a link between Omega 3 and Prostate Cancer.  Here’s a sample: Link Between Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Increased Prostate Cancer Risk Confirmed (Science Daily) Omega-3 supplements ‘could raise prostate cancer risk’ (Telegraph) Omega-3 supplements linked to prostate cancer (Fox) Omega 3 could increase cancer risk … Continue reading » … Read More

That Ben Goldacre fuss - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 14, 2010

Another on-line controversy. (The last I wrote about being the University of California v. Nature Publishing Group, which is on-going.) Sunday four weeks ago I alerted readers to research that showed that omega 3 oil does not improve cognitive function.* More recently doctor and well-known anti-’bad science’ writer Ben Goldacre took to task Denis … Read More

Biotech students get creative with video - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 07, 2010

Video and in particular Youtube with its massive reach on the web, is an increasingly useful medium for communicating science. And students from the University of Auckland competing in the inaugural Comvita Video Challenge have provided evidence of that, going to great efforts to produce slick little videos communicating, in this case, the science behind natural health products like manuka … Read More