Fish oil supplements
Fish oil supplements, often recommended to help protect the heart,may not provide as much benefit as once thought,according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The scientists found that, overall, taking fish oil supplements, which contain Omega 3 fatty acids,had little or no effect on reducing a person’s risk of dying or suffering a heart attack or stroke.
Other experts who looked at the research still maintain that fish oil supplements do lower that risk,even though it might not be as much as originally thought.
The American Heart Association points out that eating fish high in Omega 3 fatty acids is good for your cardiovascular system.The question is about taking a supplement instead of the food.
So what do you do as a consumer?The American Heart Association recommends that we eat at least two servings of cold water fish such as salmon or tuna each week.