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Popular Dietary Supplement Has No Proven Benefits

A post in The NY Time’s Well blog reports that fish oil, regularly consumed by at least 10 percent of Americans with the belief that the omega-3 fatty acids will protect their cardiovascular health, actually has no science to back up the claim. Currently the third most widely used dietary supplement in the US, sales of the supplement more than doubled between 2005 and 2012, while trial after trial shows no proven benefit. Some experts say that fish oil may have been effective years ago, but today’s standard of care is so much higher that adding fish oil supplements does not yield any benefit on top of the statins, beta blockers and blood thinners used today.

Read the post in The NY Time’s Well blog.