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September 13, 2012

Fish oil bites the dust

Filed under: Medical — Mike Kueber @ 12:58 am
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USA Today reported today that fish-oil supplements don’t work in preventing heart attacks or strokes. While eating fish is helpful, consuming fish-oil supplements isn’t.

My Fitness by Design doctor turned me onto fish oil many years ago, and I don’t recall if my usage was directed primarily toward heart-attack prevention.  Rather, I think my doctor thought it was almost a miracle drug, akin to aspirin.  Thus, this news report is a big disappointment, especially when you add it to similar reports on ineffectiveness in the past few years concerning glucosamine chondroitin (painful knee), saw palmetto (urinary problems), calcium (strong bones), statins and CoQ10 (cholesterol), vitamin E (antioxidant), and vitamin C (avoidance of colds).  Multivitamins are about the only pill left in my daily cocktail. 

At least I wasn’t a sucker for ginkgo biloba (memory).



  1. Are you sure? Maybe you don’t remember. ha just kidding.

    Comment by Vance Rekdal — September 13, 2012 @ 3:24 am | Reply

  2. What’s up, every time i used to check blog posts here early in the morning, as i love to find out more and more.

    Comment by exeter accountants — November 18, 2012 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

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