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About Fish Oil

Over the past cou­ple of decades, fish oil has become a magic bul­let that pro­tects the body from all man­ner of med­ical con­di­tions. Reports have hailed fish oil as a bar­rier against every­thing from heart dis­ease to brain and cog­ni­tive issues. Recently, though, other stud­ies have shown fish oil to be of lit­tle to no help at all, and in some cases, it may even be haz­ardous to your health.

Risks

Pol­lu­tion has tainted the fish pop­u­la­tion, and it’s pos­si­ble that eat­ing con­t­a­m­i­nated fish meat can make peo­ple sick. Many times, fish oil pills can go ran­cid sit­ting on store shelves. And don’t get us started on the bad breath and belch­ing that can result from tak­ing fish oil pills.

Here are a few other con­di­tions that may arise from over-ingesting fish oil:

  • Increased risk of bleeding
  • Increase in bad cholesterol
  • Reduc­tion in blood pressure
  • High toxin intake (from fish meat)
  • Swelling of upper res­pi­ra­tory tract
  • Aller­gic reaction
  • Upset tummy

Cui Bono – Who benefits?

There are peo­ple out there who can ben­e­fit from tak­ing fish oil sup­ple­ments. They include:

  • Peo­ple with high lev­els of triglyc­erides. (Fish oil may reduce triglyc­erides level by 20 – 50 percent.)
  • Peo­ple with coro­nary heart disease.
  • Peo­ple who suf­fer from high blood pres­sure, men­strual cramp­ing, rheuma­toid arthri­tis, and osteo­poro­sis, among others.

 

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