Eating fish is known to help protect against heart disease, and the Heart Association recommends it at least twice a week.”People who choose to eat more fish are more likely to eat heart healthier diets and engage in more physical activity,” and studies testing the benefit of supplements may not be able to completely adjust for differences like these, said Alice Lichtenstein, director of the cardiovascular nutrition lab at Tufts University in Boston.The results do show that people cant rely on a pill to make up for a bad diet, she said.”It is sort of like breaking a fish oil capsule over a hot fudge sundae and expecting the effect of the calories and saturated fat to go away,” she said.
Well put! Here’s the key take-away. Eat more fish. You may not be getting the fishy benefit just from taking the fish oil.
- Study: Taking Fish Oil Pills Doesn’t Help Prevent Heart Attacks If You’re Already On Meds (consumerist.com)
- Study: Fish oil doesn’t help prevent heart attacks (foxnews.com)