Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

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Supplements do not offer cardiovascular benefits, researchers conclude from trials involving 112,000 people

The widespread belief that taking omega-3 capsules will help protect you from a heart attack, stroke or early death is wrong, according to a large and comprehensive review of the evidence.

Thousands of people take omega-3 supplements regularly and for years. The belief that it protects the heart has spread – and is promoted in the marketing of the supplements – because the results from early trials suggested the capsules had cardiovascular benefits.

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