Omega-3 Supplementats Not Beneficial

There is growing interest in the possibility of reducing the risk of heart disease by supplementing with fish-based omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) or plant-derived alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Using a multi-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 4837 older men with heart disease, researchers found during an almost four year follow-up that none of the supplements…

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Fish Oil and the Prevention of Dementia

Everyone wants to prevent dementia! Companies who manufacture fish oil supplements loudly proclaim the possible benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for this problem. But a 2-year British study of elderly subjects (the longest and largest study ever done on this subject) has compared the use of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil with an olive oil placebo.…

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