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To Your Health
I have a 10-year-old son by a previous marriage, but after trying for six years, it looks like my husband may not be able to father a child. We simply cannot afford the cost of the entire batch of medical tests and treatment that insurance will not cover. What could nutritional supplements do to help?
"...of the omega-3 essential fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the fatty acid in fish oil. DHA is very..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Does fish oil work as well as Tricor to reduce triglycerides associated with diabetes?
"...supplements (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids, usually abbreviated EPA and DHA) reduce blood triglyceride levels by as much as 40%...."

Dec. 30, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Qualified and unqualified health claims
"...a "qualified health claim" for foods containing EPA and DHA. Does this mean they aren't really sure the claim..."

May 27, 2005 Column

To Your Health
What are the pros and cons of taking fish oil supplements?
"...By far the best omega-3 fats are EPA and DHA, which are provided by fish. However, as Americans endeavor..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
I have tested positive for Group B Strep and I am pregnant, what should I do?
"...acid, the most critically important fatty acid for babies. DHA is certainly needed for brain development, but also plays..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Are people who were not breast-fed lacking in any important nutrients?
"...one of the omega-3 fatty acids (docosahexaenoic acid or DHA) on brain development in infancy, this observation is reasonable...."

April 21, 2006 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

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