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Fish oil pills: A $1.2-billion industry built, so far, on empty promises

For anyone wondering about whether to take a fish oil pill to improve your health, the Web site of the National Institutes of Health has some advice. Yes. And no. One page on the Web site endorses taking fish oil supplements, saying they are likely effective for heart disease, because they contain the "beneficial" fatty acids known as omega-3s.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is another indication of the poor state of science journalism.  My recent blog goes into  great detail of the flaws in this article.


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