Advisory Updates Guidance On Benefits Of Fish Oil Supplements On Heart Health

CBS News (3/13) reports on its website that while “millions of people take fish oil supplements for heart health…a new report from the American Heart Association shows not everyone may benefit from it.” The report indicated “that omega-3 fish oil supplements can help people who have suffered a heart attack or heart failure in the past.” However, “there wasn’t enough evidence to support their use in people without a history of heart trouble.”

Reuters (3/13, Emery) reports, “The scientific advisory published in…Circulation updates a 2002 guidance with data from 15 newer studies.”