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Fish oil supplements have no effect on heart health, scientists say

The wonders and benefits of fish oil supplements on heart health has been debunked by researchers, who say the evidence shows the tablets have no real impact on reducing the risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Fish oil supplements are taken by millions of people around the world.

But Dr Lee Hooper from the University of East Anglia has told 3AW Breakfast a review of trials involving more than 100,000 people found there was “absolutely no effect” on protecting against heart disease.

Ross: “Did you find they are completely useless?”

Dr Hooper: “Yeah, pretty much.”

“When we looked at the really high quality studies what we found was there was no reduction in cardiovascular episodes, there wasn’t an increase, but there was no benefit,” she said.

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