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Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart, University of Cambridge Study



3/19/2014 6:15:41 AM

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People who take fish oil capsules may not be getting the heart-health benefits they desired, according to a pair of new research reports. Both studies found that the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements do not provide any significant protection against heart disease, when compared to other types of dietary fats. "Looking at the 17 randomized clinical trials that we combined, the majority of the trials -- especially the more recent and large-scale ones -- showed consistently little or no significant effect on reducing coronary heart disease events," said Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury, lead author of a comprehensive review of nutrition research related to fats.

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