Think That’s Real Tuna You’re Buying? Think Again

That rosy slab of fresh tuna you bought for dinner? There’s a good chance it’s not really tuna. And the tuna sushi you ordered the other night? It’s almost certainly not tuna. The nonprofit ocean-protection group Oceana conducted one of the largest seafood-fraud investigations in the world from 2010 to 2012. It did DNA testing on 1,215 samples of fish from 674 retail outlets in 21 states and found there really is something fishy about our fish: One in three …

Do Fish Oil Pills Protect Your Heart? Big Study Says No

For the millions who hoped that popping one of those amber omega-3 fish oil pills every day might protect against heart disease, a major study has disappointing news. The analysis of nearly 70,000 heart patients in 20 studies dating back to 1989 finds that omega-3 doesn’t lower users’ risks of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease. The study is the latest in a long-running controversy over whether omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish like salmon, mackerel, trout …

Fish Oil Pills: No Help Against Mental Decline

If you’ve been buying omega-3 fish oil pills to help prevent mental decline as you age, save your money. Better yet, use that money to buy real fish. A new analysis of fish oil research finds that omega-3 fatty acid capsules don’t provide any protection against declines in thinking and memory skills among older adults. As Reuters reports, the theory has been that because the brain is rich in the type of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil, adding …

The Takeaway: Eat Fish to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Not only is fish great for your brain, it could also lower your risk of rectal and colon cancers, doctors say. A team from Xijing Hospital in China analyzed 41 past studies on the link and found regular consumption of fish tied to a 12 percent lower risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer.

Cheapskate’s Smoked Salmon

When I made it for the holidays the first year after we were married, Denise emerged from the kitchen with a look on her face that shouted “Who the heck did I marry?” “Honey,” she said, “why are there bricks in our refrigerator?” “What?” I said, trying to hide a grin.  “I thought those were yours.  I mean, don’t you know that masonry products should always be refrigerated?”

The Takeaway: A Fishy Way To Boost Brain Health; Using Hallucinogens In Health Care

Eating fish at least once per week can seriously reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia, researchers say"”but only if the fish is cooked in certain ways. And hallucinogens are back, this time for a variety of therapeutic uses.