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  2. Sep 29, 2023

Health Claims of Fish Oil Supplements Disputed

Fish oil supplements are promoted based on a number of health claims. A new study found that most claims are not backed up by science.1 Previous studies have negated the effectiveness of fish oil for heart health.2 


1 Assadourian JN, Peterson ED, McDonald SA, Gupta A, Navar AM. Health claims and doses of fish oil supplements in the US. JAMA Cardiol. Published online August 23, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2023.2424  2 Rizos EC, Ntzani EE, Bika E, Kostapanos MS, Elisaf MS. Association between omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and risk of major cardiovascular disease events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;308(10):1024–1033. doi:10.1001/2012.jama.11374

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