If you are taking fish oil supplements for your heart, you may want to reconsider.
New research suggests that fish oil doesn’t protect against heart problems after all.
Scientists at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles tracked over 25,000 adults who took omega-3 fish oil supplements or a placebo for five years.
They found that both groups had a similar risk of developing atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke and heart failure.
A second study by the Cleveland Clinic included 13,000 heart patients taking a high-dose omega-3 supplement or a placebo.
The fish oil drug failed to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke and increased the risk of A-fib.