A bit fishy

​​​​​​​Do omega-3 fatty acids provide real hope or mere hype?

In the early 1970s, studies of Inuit people in Greenland credited their low incidence of cardiovascular disease to their fishy diet.

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The status of fish as a healthy food soared and supplements of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish began to appear in pharmacies.

The initial results of many observational studies looked promising and before long, omega-3s were the ‘in’ supplement.

Enthusiastic promotions extended beyond cardiovascular disease to claim benefits for almost every part of the body, including the heart, lungs, skin, eyes, bones, brain and