Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as sardines and salmon and once touted as a way of staving off heart disease and stroke, don’t help after all, according to a Greek study.
Scientists cited improvements in levels of triglycerides – a type of fat in the blood – as well as blood pressure levels and heart rhythm disturbances.
But since then, the picture has grown clouded. Earlier this year, a group of Korean researchers found that omega-3 supplements had no effect on heart disease or death based on 20,000 participants in previous trials.
“What we have learned over the years is you can’t think about individual nutrients in isolation,” she added.
Read it all here. Interesting stuff.