We do our very best to give you unbiased and useful information about every product we recommned. But if you are looking for in-depth fish oil reviews that tell you "where we're coming from," here are some helpful pointers.
All of these fish oil reviews are available as full text at no charge through the US Library of Medicine website PubMed, http://www.pubmed.org. Ordinarily, scientific journals charge $5 to $50 for one-time access to a scientific article, but some topics of major public interest are available for free.
As of 14 February 2011, there are 2,896 fish oil reviews in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals on line. There are 394 articles that you can view at no charge. Simply click on the link below for the fish oil review described.
Alzheimer's Disease. One of the most exciting possibilities for fish oil—along with other supplements—is the prevention and treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. For a complete overview of fish oil and other supplements for Alzheimer's, visit Alzheimer's disease: the pros and cons of pharmaceutical, nutritional, botanical, and stimulatory therapies, with a discussion of treatment strategies from the perspective of patients and practitioners. You may also be interested in Omega-3 fatty acids: potential role in the management of early Alzheimer’s disease .
Cardiovascular Disease. Meta-analysis is a method of "studying studies" that removes statistical problems related to how patients were selected for trials, and combines many different studies into a single, statistical measurement. A lot more people write "meta-analysis" studies than actually know how to do the math, but this approach is still very helpful in finding out whether a controversial health topic can be resolved one way or another. A meta-analysis that answers the question of whether fish oil alone might be a way to prevent is cardiovascular disease can be found at Omega-3 fatty acids in high-risk cardiovascular patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials .
Cholesterol management is not just about lowering LDL. For the scientific rationale for using fish oil along with other treatments, see Thinking beyond low-density lipoprotein cholesterol: strategies to further reduce cardiovascular risk.
Epilepsy is often treated with fish oil, along with standard medications. See Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy? Eat more fish! A group hypothesis, written by a Brazilian research team.
Skin care is an important application of fish oil. If you would like to read more about the role of diet in treating skin care problems of various kinds, visit Diet in dermatology: Revisited.
The best way you can be sure a supplement seller is promoting a great product is for them to show they are not afraid of scientific scrutiny. These are just a few of many, many scientific articles you can read for yourself to make up your own mind about fish oil. More links will be added from this page from time to time.