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To the growing list of health problems that aren’t likely to be eased or prevented by taking vitamin D supplements (provided you aren’t deficient in the vitamin), you can add chronic knee pain and depression, according to two of the latest analyses from the landmark clinical trial called VITAL (VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL). That […]

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  • May 1, 2020

    In our February 2019 issue, we reported on the initial results from the landmark VITAL study, which tested the ability of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements—two of the top-selling dietary supplements—to protect against a wide array of diseases. The Harvard-run trial included more than 25,000 generally healthy adults ages 50 and older who […]

  • November 1, 2020

    Don’t overlook mussels as an excellent source of marine omega-3 fats (EPA and DHA). They supply anywhere from about 300 to more than 800 milligrams of omega-3s per 3.5 ounces (shelled), and the general recommendation is to aim for 250 to 500 milligrams a day, an amount that may help protect against heart attacks and […]

  • May 1, 2020

    Eating an egg a day was not associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), early death, or elevated blood cholesterol levels, even in people with a history of CVD or diabetes, according to an analysis of data from about 177,000 people in 50 countries, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eggs […]