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Is Fish Oil Snake Oil?If you’re young and healthy, probably

Fish oil and omega fatty acid supplements are among the fastest growing in the market, and many people are downing them in the hopes of protecting their hearts. In fact, one research firm estimates that people in the U.S. spend about $1.4 billion annually for the stuff.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The Science Advisory from the AHA needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  The doses used in the various studies were essentially placebo levels.  For young males reading this magazine, they are unlikely to die of the heart attack, but many will experience a large amount of inflammation due to intense exercise.  For those high-dose fish oil is a must to recovery more quickly.

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