It’s only a matter of time before the tide turns against fish oil once again. And what else would you expect?
We’re talking about a powerful, natural solution for many health problems, with an efficacy that rivals a lot of prescription drugs… with one big difference—fish oil doesn’t come with a laundry list of side effects. So of course, Big Pharma’s bullies are going to come out to defend their turf, as they always have.
But for now, at least, fish oil seems to be enjoying a nice little run of good publicity, touting some large-scale research results that even the naysayers can’t wave off…
The most up-to-date evidence yet
The latest headlines come courtesy of a huge new analysis, which included three recent large-scale trials—an addition that boosted the size of the data pool by 64 percent compared to reviews published in the last year. (Which, as you might recall, dismissed fish oil as useless against heart disease.)
This makes it the most reliable and up-to-date evidence yet on cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 supplementation. And, well… there’s not much to argue with here.
After looking at data from more than 120,000 subjects in more than a dozen randomized trials, researchers found that fish oil supplements lowered the risk of most cardiovascular events compared to placebo.
Specifically, risk of heart attack and death by coronary heart disease dropped by eight percent with supplementation. Which may look modest on its face… but even this small benefit could ultimately translate to saving hundreds of thousands of lives.
And that’s at doses that are only a fraction of what I typically recommend. Researchers even noted that the effect was particularly strong at higher doses—which means that doses above the prescribed 840 mg per day (used by many of these trials) may be even more protective.
A convenient endorsement
This latest research appeared in the Journal of the American Heart Association. And it marks the second time in recent months that fish oil has received its due credit.
As you may recall, the American Heart Association (AHA) itself came out in support of omega-3 fatty acids to lower triglycerides. (Triglycerides are the true threat to your heart’s health—and it just so happens that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs don’t do anything to lower them.)
Though as you may also recall, the AHA made sure to specify that only “prescription” versions get their endorsement—an arbitrary distinction that conveniently keeps the ball in Big Pharma’s court.
Yeah… because prescription drugs are so safe. Nevermind that they’re the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. While fish oil supplements have yet to kill anyone. Don’t ask me to explain that insane logic…
But if you were looking for an explanation, here it is: Two very expensive prescription omega-3 products have hit the market since the AHA’s last statement on fish oil lowering triglycerides back in 2002.
So if “prescription” omega-3s are suddenly the only kind worth taking—at least, until a new drug comes along—you now know why.
But who am I to look a gift horse in the mouth? Fish oil is a core recommendation of mine—always has been, always will be. And if this recent round of good press gets more people on board with daily supplementation, then I suppose everybody wins.
So one more time, for the record: Take 3,000 mg of EPA/DHA every single day… and do it no matter what the news is telling you.
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“Omega-3 fish oil supplements linked with lower cardiovascular disease risk.” Science Daily, 09/30/2019. (sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190930161922.htm)