The heart is not protected by omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements according to a large-scale new research data.
The researchers analyzed more than a hundred thousand people who participated in clinical trials. As has been said, one in a thousand is the chance that omega-3 products will have significant health benefits – the BBC news portal quoted.
In the analysis, mainly the effect of omega-3 dietary supplements has been studied, the consumption of fish meal is less.
Omega-3 fats include alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which can not be produced by the body but found in vegetable oils, nuts, hazelnuts and legumes.
This includes eicobenzoic acid (EPA) and docosahexoenoic acid (DHA), which the body can produce from ALA but also found in fish, fish oil.
Lee Hooper, the head of the research at the University of East Anglia, said the comprehensive and systematic analysis of data for long-term studies, thousands of people, so they are confident that omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements do not protect against public belief heart, does not reduce the risk of stroke or death.
“The most reliable studies have unanimously demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acid dietary supplements have little or no effect on cardiovascular health,” he explained.
Tom Sanders, nutrition researcher at King’s College in London and Honorary Chairman of the Heart UK Foundation, however, stressed that the results of the recent study do not require changes to the principles of good nutrition that encourage fish consumption to prevent cardiovascular disease order.