Many people take daily omega-3 supplements to protect against heart disease and other cardiovascular events. However, new research has brought into question just how helpful those supplements might be. A recent study examined data from close to 78,000 patients broken into a control group and a group that consumed omega-3 supplements.
The results were not promising for people at risk for developing cardiovascular disease. There was only a 3% risk reduction for nonfatal myocardial infarction among participants who took the omega-3 supplements. Likewise, there was only a 7% risk reduction for congestive heart disease in relation to the control group.
These findings were published in JAMA Cardiology on January 31, 2018.