I think it would be impractical if not impossible is a modern western calorie restricted diet. Fish oil thins the blood, which helps symptoms of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and lowers blood pressure. However, some people don't like fish, won't eat fish and so there might be a role for taking the supplement. This document is subject to copyright. The omega-3s found in vegetable sources differ from those found in fish.
Many may be motivated by research that has suggested these pills can protect heart health and prevent cancer. National Library of Medicine U. Actual Primary Completion Date :. Other studies have linked poorer reading ability with low levels of a certain type of omega-3 fat in children, and supplementation was associated with improved memory function. And they have answered that question quite clearly that for cancer and cardiovascular disease, the answer is no.
What are the consequences? My own home tip for getting omega-3s from fish into kids is to hide a can of sardines in a tuna salad. The content is provided for information purposes only. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. The incidence of asthma is 1.
Rancidity Submitted by Chris on April 25, - pm. Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The omega-3s found in vegetable sources differ from those found in fish. Your feedback will go directly to Science X editors. Please sign in to add a comment.