Null fish oil studies do not necessarily indicate omega-3 supplementation is worthless

While fish oil sales have been explosive, subsequent studies show no benefit (or harm) for heart disease.  Still, “evidence supports the consumption of a healthy dietary pattern with at least two servings per week of fatty fish,” say researchers. [Current Treatment Options Cardiovascular Medicine Nov 2016]  However, maybe researchers are just studying the wrong parameters.  Fish oil may not significantly alter circulating cholesterol levels but does reduce calcification of coronary arteries. [Heart April 2014]  Fish oil DOES offer cardiovascular health benefits. [PLoS One May 2014]   Fish oil reduces calcification of arteries caused by use of blood thinners. [Atherosclerosis March 2011]

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