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Fish oils, and particularly cod liver oil, are proving to be the
mainstay of the UK's dietary supplements market, providing growth
in a market where profits are continually eroded by price
Food safety agencies around the world have been issuing updated
advice on fish consumption to consumers, with a European Food
Safety Authority (EFSA) panel calling for further research into the
side effects of mercury.
Cod liver oil has been shown to slow the destruction of joint
cartilage in patients with osteoarthritis, report scientists in
Wales, who say it is the first evidence of its efficacy on the
disease in a human trial.
More than half of cancer patients assessed in a new study were
taking herbal remedies and supplements alongside conventional
treatment but this may put them at increased risk of dangerous side
effects, say researchers.
Both vitamin D and cod liver oil, rich in omega-3, consumed early
on in life appear to reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes, suggests
new trials out this month. But neither study finds a positive
effect from supplements.
The UK Food Standards Agency has published the results of a survey
of dioxin and dioxin-like PCBs in 33 branded fish oil supplements
bought from UK retailers, and has withdrawn two batches from sale
after they were found to contain...
Scientists in Wales have new evidence that confirms the long-held
belief that cod liver oil is good for the joints. The Cardiff-based
researchers say taking a cod-liver oil supplement could delay or
even reverse the damage done to...