Omega-3 Pills Don't Reduce Heart Attack Risk
Experts have long recommended taking a supplement of omega-3 fatty acid (the main ingredient in fish oil) to protect the heart, but recent studies suggest that the pills may not get results. The newest study included data from almost 70,000 people and found that taking a daily omega-3 fatty acid supplement failed to reduce the risk of death, heart attack, or stroke. Eating fish continues to be a healthy choice, though: This study, along with many others, suggests that the benefits of eating healthful foods cannot be captured in a pill.
Source: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Sept. 12, 2012