Are Fish Oil Claims All Wet?

Study finds omega-3 supplements do not decrease heart disease risk or prolong life

by Lesley Kennedy • MORE.com Reporter

Something’s fishy in the world of dietary supplements.

ABC News reports that a new study finds fish oil, despite its huge popularity, doesn’t reduce the risk of heart disease or make you live longer.

Still, there are plenty of doctors who tell their parents to take them, according to the network.

“Patients and doctors like the idea that it is natural and has no real side effects,” Dr. Howard Weintraub, clinical director of the New York University Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, tells ABC.

But at $40 for a bottle of omega-3 supplements, are we getting real benefits?

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First Published Tue, 2012-09-11 19:37

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