The benefits of Omega-3, without disclaimers
If I had a dollar for every time I read a nutrition or health article that ended with a disclaimer such as: “We are not responsible or necessarily share the opinions and / or data expressed or disseminated through this article”, I would be all set with my pension money, at the very least.
Newspapers, magazines and blogs often publish information on the health benefits of food or pharmaceutical products, but after telling all about the great benefits they provide, they feel obligated to detach themselves from all responsibility regarding the effects that those foods or drugs may have on you, the reader.
In most cases, the disclaimer attempts to somehow show respect for the rules and regulations imposed by the medical establishment, which are intended to control and make a profit out of anything that is deemed to be a pharmaceutical product that can be patented and taxed.
Recently, a newspaper published an article on the health benefits of Omega-3. Most of the claims made by the article were true, yet, a disclaimer was placed at the bottom of it. In this case, it was most likely because the information was not written or researched by a staff writer, but by a third party.
Why would anyone have to place a disclaimer on an article that informs readers on factually checked information with scientific studies cited and linked to in the article?
All that readers should do, if they doubted the claims about Omega-3, is to click on the links and read the studies.
Let’s talk about Omega-3 and its benefits with no disclaimers.
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for good health and proper development. That is a statement made by the World Health Organization (WHO), and it is well-known in medical circles.
Food ingestion is the best way to acquire Omega-3 for the protection of our brains and the rest of our bodies.
The main reason why Omega-3 is important for health is that it protects against cerebrovascular accidents.
The first study that showed the benefits of Omega-3 was published in 1956.
Numerous epidemiological investigations have shown that the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids helps protect the body from cardio-vascular disease.
Some of these studies have taken as their source the lifestyle of Esquimo people..
This relationship has to do with the fact that Omega-3 can positively affect cardiovasculary function, including the prevention of inflammation, correct function of the peripheral artery, preventing major coronary events and anticoagulation.
These conclusions were publised on an article in the Journal Advances in Nutrition in 2012, with the support of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Research of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences of Albany.
The WHO calculated that in 2015 17.7 million people died from cardiovascular disease and that the main cause was the lack of healthy fats, including Omega-3 fatty acids.
As if the good effects of Omega-3 in adults were not enough, studies also show that good fats are responsible for adequate cerebral development in fetuses. According to information from the Institute of Agricultural Research of Albany, Omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy helps the fetus in brain and retina development.
That is why the American Heart Association also recommends eating fish at least twice a week, especially fatty fish, such as tuna and wild salmon.
The US National Institute of Health is also emphasizes that the consumption of fish, particularly cold water fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines are important to ingest the right amounts of Omega-3 and other good fats.
Those are the facts on the benefits of Omega-3. No disclaimers needed.