A meta-analysis published today in JAMA evaluated whether omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation reduced the risk for major cardiovascular events (all-cause mortality, cardiac death, sudden death, myocardial infarction, or stroke). The study pooled data from 20 previously conducted studies between 1989 and 2012 which included over 68,000 patients. Based on the findings of this study, the use of omega-3 acid supplementation did not lower the risk of cardiovascular events. What are your thoughts on recommending supplements vs. dietary modifications? Are you aware there is a difference in the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in wild caught versus farm raised fish?
For additional information, see the article in JAMA