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Should I Keep Taking Fish Oil?

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 09:23 AM

Question: Heart disease runs in my family and I take fish oil every day. Now I read that a big study says that fish oil may not be protective. What do you think?

Dr. Cwynar's answer:
Taking 2,000 mg daily of fish oil is equivalent of taking a low-dose statin drug (Lipitor, Mevacor, etc), but without the risks of taking a statin. Like many experts, be skeptical of the new study and continue taking fish oil and the valuable, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that it contains. Besides the heart, fish oil supplements are beneficial for the brain, skin, and other organs.

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Continue to take fish oil supplements despite a new study showing they are not heart protective.
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