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Fish Oil Supplements May Not Help Prevent Heart Disease

A new report discusses whether fish oil supplements can help with heart disease.

Read the article on Consumer Reports

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Fatty fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids are also contaminated with toxins such as PCBs that increase heart attack incidence. On the other  hand, refined fish oil products (at least those containing less that 5 ppb of PCBs) doesn’t . However, you still need a therapeutic dose of a refined fish oil to reduce the AA/EPA ratio to between 1.5 and 3 where you will see significant benefits as in the Japanese population. That level is five times greater than used in most of the studies in the article published in Circulation.

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