A major new study found out something pretty interesting. It seems that omega-3 supplements are not that helpful in improving your heart’s health and you gain more if you buy vegetables. This comes from expert opinions so it should be taken seriously.
The study analyzed over 100,000 people from all over the world, and it was not able to show any evidence that such supplements can reduce the risk of dying.
Millions of people take supplements for the heart’s health
There are millions of people all over the world who are taking omega-3 supplements to prevent disease and early death. It seems that the fatty acids found in oily fish such as tuna and salmon are known to provide benefits for the health when they are consumed in small amounts.
But it looks that all this hype around the omega-3 supplements which are claimed to prevent lots of health issues ranging from dementia and depression to heart disease and more and starting to spark some controversies.
This latest study looked explicitly at evidence of their impact on rates of heart disease, stroke, and death.
There are no significant benefits for the heart
“This analysis of many studies shows clearly that omega-3 supplements do not reduce heart disease,” stated Prof Tim Chico, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, University of Sheffield.
“Such supplements come with a significant cost, so my advice to anyone buying them in the hope that they reduce the risk of heart disease, I’d advise them to spend their money on vegetables instead,” he added.
Nutrition expert Dr. Ian Johnson, from the Quadram Institute Bioscience, said that the study’s results show little evidence of significant benefits coming from these supplements.
He also stated that even if this conclusion is a bit surprising, it should be taken seriously.
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