Omega-3 fatty acids may not be as health-promoting as thought!

Millions of people around the world take omega-3 supplements, believing that it will protect their heart, and possibly prevent certain diseases. However, a recent analysis of many previous studies (a "Meta-analysis") published in the British Medical Journal (online, 3/31/2006) concludes that omega-3 fats do not have a clear effect on total mortality, combined cardiovascular effects, or cancer. However, the authors of the study note that their results are different from some other published conclusions, and state that the general advice to eat oily fish should continue at present. Please click here for more details.

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Last Modification - April 15, 2006