Reported by New York Times
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Update - analysis of VITAL Trial
When the VITAL trial was started VitaminDWiki, and many others, predicted
that it would be unlikely to find a benefit
- Vitamin D trials underway are unlikely to be useful – Jan 2015
- Vitamin D Omega 3 and Exercise are being used in controlled trial to support healthy ageing – Feb 2012
40 years ago it might have been enough
- 2,000 IU of vitamin D might have been enough for some people to get a benefit (that is, achieve >30 ng level of vitamin D)
- But not for overweight, poor gut, dark skin, many seniors, and others who are at high risk of having low levels of vitamin D
- Other reasons - avoiding the sun, less cholesterol in diet, more drugs blocking Vit D, increased Roundup, etc.
- 0.84 gram of Omega-3 used by VITAL might have produced a benefit before
but now people consume a lot of Omega-6 (which blocks the benefits of Omega-3)
- There used to be a lot more Magnesium in the diet
- Overview: Omega-3 many benefits include helping vitamin D
- Happy Nurses Project gave Omega-3 for 3 months – reduced depression, insomnia, anxiety, etc for a year – RCT July 2018
- Gave 1.6 grams (1.9X) of Omega-3
- Omega-3 provides many cardiovascular benefits – April 2018
- Gave 4 grams (4.8X) of Omega-3
- Omega-3 helps the heart, AHA class II recommendation, more than 1 gm may be needed – March 2018
- Higher Omega-3 index (4 to 8 percent) associated with 30 percent less risk of coronary disease (10 studies) July 2017
- I use Vectomega brand of Omega-3 – Admin of VitaminDWiki, May 2014
- Some Omega-3's are far more bio-available than others and produce higher Omega-3 index test results
- Breast Cancer rate reduced by 40 percent with Omega-3 – meta-analysis June 2013
- Low-Grade Prostate Cancer 70 percent less likely to progress if good level of Omega-3 – June 2018
- Omega-3 prevents and treats several cancers – Sept 2017
- Omega-3 RDAs around the world: 100 to 2400 mg per day, US still has no RDA – Dec 2018
- Small or infrequent doses of vitamin D do not reduce heart failure much – meta-analysis Jan 2018
- Vitamin D for adults and elderly – review Oct 2018
- Vitamin D repletion = 2000 IU daily for adults and 5000 IU daily for seniors May 2010
- Vitamin D levels have been crashing
- Over 1,000 Omega-3 intervention clinical trials listed as of Nov 2018
- 126 on-going clinical trials with Omega-3 intervention for seniors as of Nov 2018
- Example trial: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Elderly Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction (OMEMI) - is using 1.8 grams of Omega-3
Beware of false propaganda against supplements like vitamin D3
- described the things wrong with VITAL study - from Norway
Too short of trial for Cancers, too little vitamin D, too little Omega-3
"...current study appears as part of the D3 promotional campaign launched by Big Pharma"
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Making sense of the VITAL study - Don’t write off vitamin D just yet! Dec 2018 Vitamin D Society
Dr. Rhonda Patrick video (FoundMyFitness)
There were some negative results that made headlines but there were also a lot of positive results as well. Let's talk about them!
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- It was an randomized controlled trial involving more than 25,800 people that were randomly assigned to one of four groups: one received 2,000 IU of vitamin D a day and a placebo, another took 1g of omega-3 fatty acids a day with a placebo, a third took both 2,000 IU of vitamin D and 1g of omega-3 a day, and the last group received two daily placebos. All volunteers took their assigned nutrients for approximately five years, and researchers logged everything from cancer diagnoses to major heart events including heart attack and stroke, as well as deaths from cancer and heart disease.
- The large omega-3 and vitamin D trial found no difference between omega-3 and placebo for adverse heart outcomes combined (heart attack + stroke) but it did find that fish oil reduced heart attack risk by 28% and 40% in people with low fish intake compared to placebo. The large omega-3 and vitamin D trial found no difference between omega-3 and placebo for adverse heart outcomes combined but it did find that fish oil reduced heart attack risk by 28% and 40% in people with low fish intake (less than 1.5 servings per week) compared to placebo. The reduction of heart attack risk among those taking omega-3s was especially pronounced among African American participants, with a 77% reduction was observed.
- As for vitamin D no effect was found on heart attacks. There was a non-significant difference in reduced cancer rates compared to placebo. However, when the team examined rates after participants had been taking supplements for at least two years, they found that cancer deaths were significantly reduced by 25 percent among those taking vitamin D.
- No serious side effects, such as bleeding, high blood calcium levels, or gastrointestinal symptoms were found with either supplement. The two supplements did not appear to interact with each other or have synergistic effects.