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The Science — And Environmental Hazards — Behind Fish Oil Supplements

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. Today's interview is about human health and the health of the oceans. My guest Paul Greenberg has written a new book whose focus is omega-3 dietary supplements, capsules containing the fatty acids derived from fish and other sea life. He examines the claims the omega-3 industry makes about the health benefits of these supplements and what the latest research has to say.

He also writes about the effect these supplements are having on the populations of fish used to create them and how this is affecting the ecosystems of our oceans. Later, we'll talk about Greenberg's year-long experiment eating fish at every meal to see if it would have a positive effect on his health. One outcome of the diet - it increased the level of mercury in his system - not a result he was hoping for. Greenberg is also the author of "American Catch" and the James Beard Award-winning best-seller "Four Fish."

Paul Greenberg, welcome back to FRESH AIR.

Can i start taking Prenatal multi vitamins and a dha omega 3 prenatal supplement while i am trying to?

conceive? I know its good to start prenatal but i wasn't sure about the dha omega 3


Sure, DHA & omega fatty acids are good for you anytime. Womens-one-a-day vitamins just came out with prenatal vitamins.I just bought a box at Rite aid yesterday for $16, which includes 30 prenatal pills & 30 DHA supplements. I like them better


Sure why not! =) DHA is good for you too, ya know! =) Good luck trying to conceive!


Sure, DHA & omega fatty acids are good for you anytime. Womens-one-a-day vitamins just came out with prenatal vitamins.I just bought a box at Rite aid yesterday for $16, which includes 30 prenatal pills & 30 DHA supplements. I like them better

ADHD Supplement DHA/Omega 3's, 6's question?

Do any of you give your kids who have ADHD certain supplements?

I've been reading that kids with ADHD tend to lack in Omega 3's and 6's and DHA and they should receive this supplement daily.

Anyone know anything about this?


My 14 year old daughter has ADHD,I give her omega tablets everyday.I like to think they work and the give away that makes me keep giving them to her, is that before she was diagnosed with having ADHD (last year very late diagnosis as she has the predominately


No, I don't but it is worth looking into. My daughter who is six has ADHD and is taking medication. I am afraid to mix anything including vitamins with her medication because not sure what affect it would have on her.


My 14 year old daughter has ADHD,I give her omega tablets everyday.I like to think they work and the give away that makes me keep giving them to her, is that before she was diagnosed with having ADHD (last year very late diagnosis as she has the predominately