Many people take a daily omega 3 supplement in the belief that it is good for their heart. But our latest research, a systematic review of 79 clinical trials, found no evidence for this belief.
We examined the effects of omega 3 on heart disease and stroke, deaths from heart disease and stroke, and death from any cause. Our analysis showed that omega 3 supplements do not reduce the risk of any of these – but neither do they increase the risk.
For decades, omega 3 and fish oil supplements have been heavily promoted as being cardio-protective. Thanks to this heavy promotion, people in the US now get more EPA and DHA (omega 3 fats) from supplements than they do from their diet. Read more…
The final word on omega 3 supplements and heart health.