Fish oil debunked for heart health

Hopes that fish oil can prevent cardiovascular disease have been dealt a heavy blow, with a meta-analysis finding the popular supplement had no such effect.

The review of 23 years’ worth of randomised controlled trials found no significant link between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cardiovascular death, MI, stroke or sudden cardiac death.

“Our findings do not justify the use of omega-3 as a structured intervention in everyday clinical practice or guidelines supporting dietary