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The benefits of fish oil: fact or fiction?

Recent trials have shown that taking omega-3 supplements does not prevent heart attacks and death related to heart disease

There is no proven benefit from omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for the general population who are not at high risk of heart disease.

IN 2002, the American Heart Association (AHA) published a scientific statement, "Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease".

At that time, based on evidence from two large randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that demonstrated that consumption of...

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