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Omega 3 Supplements Have Little or No Heart or Vascular Health Benefit

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Researchers have accrued new evidence that there is little to no effect of omega 3 supplements on risk of heart disease, stroke, or death. It has been widely promoted that consumption of omega 3 fats, such as those found in fish, because of a common belief that it supports heart health. Researchers combined the results from 79 randomized trials, involving 112,059 people, to assess the effects of consuming additional omega 3 fats, compared to usual or low omega 3, on heart disease and circulation. The researchers found that increasing long-chain omega 3 provides little if any benefit on most outcomes. Plus, the risk of death from an y cause was 8.8 percent as opposed to 9 percent in the control group. Read more at the Science Daily article.