Talk:Omega-3 fatty acid

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Mayo Clinic[edit]

This might be helpful:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fish-oil/NS_patient-fishoil/DSECTION=evidence

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cowicide (talkcontribs) 06:38, 20 September 2009‎

More sources in food[edit]

Prickly pears, radishes and raw broccoli have some according to http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2039/2, if anyone cares to add — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.177.68.241 (talkcontribs) 03:50, 10 May 2012

Mixture of blatantly biased reporting and overly technical language[edit]

The inconsistencies result from an obviously slanted tone in much of the copy. The primary author here is against the possible benefits of omega-3s and present the data in a heavily one-sided way. Even when a possible benefit is acknowledged, it is done so begrudgingly. What isn't biased is overly technical. This entry needs a lot of work. PFR 21:07, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Yup the best available literature supports few significant benefits. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:43, 14 February 2015 (UTC)
I agree with PFR. This article has been hijacked by someone with their own point of view that they want to promote. The article is far from the Neutral Point of View Required by Wikipedia (or any respectable encyclopedia). I think it should be rewritten.SylviaStanley (talk) 16:38, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Feel free to find systematic reviews and meta analysis in high quality journals or position statements of nationally recognized medical bodies and we can adjust the content based on them. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:47, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Which parts do you feel are overly technical? I'll try to simplify the language if you can give me a few examples. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 06:24, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Verification of claim about inflammation and disorders[edit]

The article claims:

Cardiovascular disease, Rheumatism, and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are some of the many disorders[which?] the omega-3 and omega-6 ratio have been connected to through its association with the inflammatory response.

The cited journal article is "Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on serum markers of cardiovascular disease risk: A systematic review".[1] I only have access to the abstract, but it appears to only authoritatively address cardiovascular disease. I marked this claim with {{failed verification}}. Some cleanup may also be in order if this can be supported...it's unclear what "connected to" and "association with" mean. Also, a complete list of disorders should be presented or linked to rather than merely being hinted at. -- Beland (talk 15:05, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

And that ref is old. Thanks I have removed the content in question. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:39, 30 April 2015 (UTC)