Fish oil to prevent heart disease: the evidence and the controversy

  • Hean Teik Ong


In November 2002, the American Heart Association, after a comprehensive review, announced that fish oil reduces heart disease and recommended that patients consume daily 1gram of marine derived omega-3 fatty acids (comprising eicosapentaenoic acid, EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, DHA).1 Yet, the BMJ recently published a report suggesting that fish oil is of no value in heart disease.2 What are we to believe, and does omega-3 really protects against heart disease? (copied from article)


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How to Cite
OngH. T. (2006). Fish oil to prevent heart disease: the evidence and the controversy. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(2 & 3), 2. Retrieved from
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