Omega-3 recommendations a bit fishy

Meta-analysis findings suggest a rethink of the popular supplement

People at risk of cardiovascular disease should ignore recommendations to take omega-3 pills as a preventive measure, a large international study suggests.

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Bringing together data from 10 trials with close to 78,000 participants, Oxford University researchers say they found no evidence that fish oil supplementation offers protection from a future heart attack or stroke.

The findings suggest a rethink of the usefulness of this popular supplement in people with a history of coronary heart disease.

Commenting on the meta-analysis, Professor Craig Anderson, professor of