ANOTHER study emerges that shows another supplement may be just a waste of your hard-earned money.

Referring to studies in which consumption of oily fish,  or supplementation with Omega-3 derived from fish, are studied to determine if there is protection for those who had coronary heart diseases, (CHD), a RECENT meta-study See End Note 1   concluded, “…omega-3 fatty acids, [from fish sources], …provides no support for current recommendations for the use of such supplements in people with a history of coronary heart disease.”  This study was limited to over 77,000 people taking 1,000 milligrams daily of fish-oil derived Omega-3.

European health agencies had also publicized a similar conclusion from their studies years ago. In contrast, the American Heart Association has been recommending its use as protection for those who have cardiovascular risk.

The above study admits that more studies are needed at higher dosages to determine if, possibly, higher daily dosages may provide more compelling results to support Omega-3 as a beneficial supplement.  I remain highly sceptical that higher dosages will yield better results in light of the science practised by doctors who are combatting cardiovascular disease in their patients…and achieving remarkable real-world results, with scientific proof to back up their protocols.

An important note for you to keep in mind:  Those doctors successfully combatting cardiovascular and other chronic diseases insist that their patients adhere to a WHOLE FOODS PLANT-BASED diet, and just as important, AVOID ALL OILS.

[Before taking any supplements or medications, or changing your medical therapies, be sure to consult with a doctor qualified to diagnose disease and prescribe medications and other therapies.]


END NOTE

  1. “Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risks
    Meta-analysis of 10 Trials Involving 77 917 Individuals”, By Aung, Halsey, Kromhout, et al.  JAMA Cardiol. Published online January 31, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.5205