Fish oil gets thumbs down in biggest Cochrane review yet

Omega-3 supplements don’t reduce the risk of cardiovascular events or mortality, according to a Cochrane review billed as the most extensive assessment of the evidence to date.

The review of 79 randomised trials covering more than 112,000 individuals found that increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids from supplements or foods has little or no effect in improving heart and circulatory health or reducing all-cause mortality.

Most of the trials