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The debate over the health benefits of fish oils is over a decade long.
Within that time, countless studies have been conducted to determine
if the ingestion of fish and fish oil capsules help lower the risk of cardio-
vascular disease. The existing body of evidence suggests that they do       have some beneficial effects. In this issue we attempt to highlight some
facts known about fish oils and health.

Based on the perceived need for supplementation, the consumer
will be seeking a product to fill the need. While the manufacturer
and the regulatory agencies must play major roles in ensuring the
safety of dietary supplements available to the public, the consumer
who makes the choice to purchase and use dietary supplements can
also be proactive and take control of what he or she purchases to
consume.

A dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth which is intended
to increase usual intake of the dietary ingredients it contains.
Dietary supplements are usually offered as an addition to the diet
and not as a conventional food or as the sole item of a meal or diet.
Dietary supplements are marketed in differing forms and presentations
according to the product category.

Ever wonder what’s this fuss over organic foods? The term organic
usually refers to the way in which famers grow and process their
agriculture produce, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, grains and
dairy products. Organic foods are foods that are grown without
chemical or genetic modification.

In the last issue of Nyam News, the development of cancer and the
relationship between the daily consumption of fruits, vegetables and
cancer prevention was discussed. Plant foods, including vegetables
and fruits, are a source of many micro-nutrients and bioactive
compounds that may figure protecting against cancers of the mouth,
pharynx, larynx, pancreas, stomach, oesophagus, colon, rectum, lung,          and prostate.

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