Originally published: March 13, 2017

5 Things to Know About Fish Oil Supplements

  • 18.8 million adults take them
  • They reduce deaths from coronary heart disease by 10 percent
  • In people with heart failure, they reduce deaths and hospitalizations by 9 percent
  • Evidence is lacking that they prevent heart disease or stroke in the general population
  • Most experts do not recommend them for people at high risk for heart disease or stroke

Source: Circulation