Are you giving up your fish oil?

A meta-analysis published today in JAMA evaluated whether omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation reduced the risk for major cardiovascular events (all-cause mortality, cardiac death, sudden death, myocardial infarction, or stroke). The study pooled data from 20 previously conducted studies between 1989 and 2012 which included over 68,000 patients.  Based on the findings of this study, the use of omega-3 acid supplementation did not lower the risk of cardiovascular events.   To read the abstract, please visit JAMA.

This meta-analysis started a general discussion in the media about uselessness of fish oil.  To learn about many beneficial uses and research related to omega-3 fatty acids take a look at  What are your thoughts?






What are your thoughts on recommending supplements vs. dietary modifications?Are you aware there is a difference in the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in wild caught versus farm raised fish?


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