The false promise of fish oil

24 Jul

I have been blogging a lot about diet lately and I should move onto other topics, but I think this Washington Post story is important:

“People in the United States spend about $1.2 billion annually for fish oil pills and related supplements even though the vast majority of research published recently in major journals provides no evidence of a health benefit.”



2 Responses to “The false promise of fish oil”

  1. locksleyu July 24, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Very sad to hear this. I’m generally skeptical about various nutritional supplements, but for some reason I felt that fish oil was one of the few that was actually proven to be good for the body. I think I felt this because of all the press surrounding healthy nutrients in fish, like omega-3 acids and such.

  2. enrique July 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    Or as they say in Brooklyn: “fish oil shmish oil”

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