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Are Omega-3 fatty acid supplements useless?

A clinical trial study at McMaster University in Canada involving 12 536 patients, has proven that Omega-3 fatty acid supplements hold no health benefit for those patients. The patients mainly had high blood sugar or diabetes who had had previous heart attacks, strokes, or other heart

Other experts are now suggesting that previous studies proving the health benefits of supplementing with Omega-3 fatty acids have been influenced by various factors.

Yes, Omega-3 fatty acids are required for a healthy diet, but no, supplementing with it in high dosages does not lead to fewer heart attacks, fewer strokes, fewer hospitalisations for heart problems, fewer stent procedures, or even less chest pain.

Sources:New England Journal of Medicine, June 11, 2012, presentation, American Diabetes Association and the Internet.


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