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Fish Oil Supplements Not Heart-Friendly Anymore!

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This may come as a surprise to most people, but recent medical evidence suggests that it's true. You may have studied scores of clinical trials telling you that omega-3 fatty acids, found in  fish like salmon, are essential to maintaining heart health, but a Greek study has dismissed this claim, stating that these fatty acids do not help prevent heart disease or stroke. Researchers studied the effect of fatty acids on more than 68,000 participants, who had taken part in various clinical trials in the past. It was then concluded that fatty acids were not effective against overall death rates or deaths caused from heart disease and other heart conditions.

Dr. Mosef Elisef of the University Hospital of Ioannina says, "Overall, omega-3...supplementation was not associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality, cardiac death, sudden death, myocardial infarction or stroke based on relative and absolute measures of association". With this announcement, all claims seem to have been challenged as far as the link between omega-3 fatty acids and hearth health is concerned. However, the scientists do tell you to continue eating fish because fish itself is helpful in keeping your heart healthy. Unfortunately, now the same cannot be said about the fish oil supplements.


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Fish Oil Supplements Not Heart-Friendly Anymore!