According to a new study, the answer is “probably not.” Throughout the years, the effects of fish oil on heart health has been questioned. Some research has shown that it is incredibly effective in the prevention of heart attacks and heart disease. On the other hand, recent research shows that taking fish oil on a daily basis has no real effects on the overall health of your heart.
In the latest study of fish oil, researchers from South Korea looked at 14 different trials, with over 20,000 different patients. These patients all had cardiovascular disease and had taken fish oil supplements for at least the past year. The patients all showed no positive effects from the fish oil, with their risk of heart attacks, stroke, cardiovascular disease or any other heart problem the same as before.
Fish oil supplements are some of the most popular in the United States with almost three-quarters of a Billion dollars being sold in 2009, according to Forbes Magazine.
To find out more about the effects of fish oil in your diet, click here. However, at the end of the day, nothing will replace a healthy, balanced diet.
Source (Archives of Internal Medicine Study)