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Nutrition Q&A: Can I stop taking fish oil?

Question: I've avoided taking fish-oil pills because they made me feel weird and I didn't like the taste in my mouth hours later. Now I've been reading that research is showing that fish-oil pills don't actually live up to their promise of preventing heart disease. Can I skip them?

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Your blood will tell whether or not to stop taking your fish oil.  If you can maintain a AA/EPA ratio between 1.5 and 3, then there is no need for fish oil supplementation.  Unfortunately, the AA/EPA ratio for the average American is 18.

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