Controversial benefits of Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil)

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Controversial benefits of Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil)

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Fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids are popular supplements. There is debt as to whether fish oil gives cardiovascular benefit particularly with mortality outcomes. A recent systematic review is referenced.


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Whitehair, Lance. (2009). Controversial benefits of Omega-3 fatty acid (fish oil). Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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