Episode 142: Omega-3 Fish Oil vs. Placebo

Asking People What they Take is Not the Same as Actually Giving a Pill

“This is an example of why prospective studies are good. Last year a retrospective study said supplements were not good.” — Dr. Franklin Wefald

In a new study, researchers found people who received omega-3 fish oil supplements in clinical studies had lower risks of heart disease compared with those who were given placebo.

They found an association between daily omega-3 supplementation and reduced risk of heart attack and death from coronary heart disease but did not see the benefit for stroke.


This week on Heart Health Radio, two studies of fish oil give exactly opposite results. Why? Listen to Heart Health Episode 142 on 680 WPTF 12:00 noon on Saturday (October 19, 2019) or listen on itunes.

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