If you’re taking fish oil in hopes it’ll protect you from heart disease – think again.
Analysis of 10 trials of the supplement have found fish oil provides no significant protection against “major vascular events”.
The study was published in the Journal of American Cardiology in March and involved a whopping 77,197 older adults across four years.
“Millions of people take these things,” Professor Robert Clarke told The Times. “But we have shown there is no benefit to them in the prevention of heart disease.
“Spend your money on fresh fruit and vegetables, things that will improve your health, instead. You don’t need these pills cluttering up your bathroom cabinet.”
He stressed that at the end of the day a healthy diet was the key for a healthy heart.