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“Fish Oil Supplements Appear Worthless”

American pill poppers will be disbelieving of the recent studies coming out against the claimed benefits of omega-3 fish oil supplements.  Tell people anything but do not tell them fish oil supplements are worthless, because they will refuse to believe it.  Fish oil has been promoted as if it was some kind of wonder drug or magic potion.  False claims have been made that it can prevent cancer, heart disease, Alzheiner’s disease, all forms of dementia, ADD, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, obsessive compulsive disorder, headaches and migraines.  Also, it was claimed to decrease aggressive behavior, prevent learning disabilities and make kids smarter.  Consequently, sales of fish oil soared.  In 2011, the Nutrition Business Journal showed Americans spent $1.1 billion on fish oil supplements.  The Journal of the American Medical Association just published data showing fish oil supplements weren’t linked with a lower risk of death from all causes, cardiac deaths or sudden deaths, nor were they associated with reduced odds of having a stroke or heart attack. Researchers scrutinized 20 studies that included 68,680 patients to draw that conclusion.  

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