Is grain good for cattle? Have you ever wondered? Or do cattlemen feed grain because others feed grain and the cattle seem to grow quite well? Of course, there's that mantra everyone hears that grain-fed cattle make better-tasting beef. And another mantra Agricultural Extension beats the drum over is that cattle with high quantities of intramuscular fat are going to be more tender, better tasting, and more profitable. Of course, that's not always the case, but that's not the first time Extension didn't let the facts get in the way of being correct.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Are claims for curing various chronic diseases with Omega-3 supplementation a health food industry marketing scam?
I have reviewed scores of scientific reports dealing with the effectiveness of Omega-3 supplements for curing or suppressing various chronic diseases. By and large the peer-reviewed studies have not been very supportive of the health nuts who promote Omega-3 supplementation. Is that why those who seek scientific confirmation for the benefits of Omega-3 supplementation get turned off when they read the literature?
Commencing in the late 1970s a few medical journals started reporting on Omega-3 fatty acids. Thus launched the beginning of what has now resulted in literally tens of thousands of peer-reviewed research reports that show, indicate, and prove the positive role Omega-3 fatty acids play in body function. Yet in spite of the many thousands of research reports that detail how critical the balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs) is for health, the very important aspect of actually understanding what has been learned about fats is lost on the modern medical profession, most nutritionists, the m