Fish oil works to help keep you alive.

Does fish oil work? An interesting question and one which is still being asked by many people. We will try to answer that today.

Of course merely asking does fish oil work is too simplistic. You have to narrow down exactly what you are looking to find out. Our assumption is that anyone asking themselves if fish oil works is actually asking whether or not increasing the amount of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, (mainly found in fish oil) in your diet will make you healthier.

Even that’s too broad a question. There is a massive range of health conditions which are said to benefit from an increase in intake of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. So a better question could be does fish oil work to reduce the risk of heart attack? Or does fish oil work to reduce the risk of macular degeneration? Hopefully you see the point.

However in our view there is little doubt that it is now accepted by mainstream medical science that there are substantial health benefits from increasing your intake of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, either from eating more fish which can be a little problematical or from taking daily fish oil capsules.

Lets examine the first specific question. Does fish oil work to reduce your risk of heart attack?

And lets consider two specific examples in support of the argument that fish oil does work to reduce your risk of heart attack.Does fish oil work

The first example is that no less auguste a body than the American Heart Association specifically states that “Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease”.

That’s pretty clear and unambiguous. And they make specific recommendations about how much of the Omega 3 fats you should have in your diet, either by way of eating more fish or by taking Omega 3 supplements. That’s also pretty clear.

How about this. If you’re a doctor who practices in Italy, and you fail to tell your heart patients that they should be taking more Omega 3 essential fatty acids in their diet, you may well be guilty of medical malpractice. Heart specialists in Italy are fully aware of the powerful and beneficial effects of increasing the amount of Omega 3 in the diet for heart patients, to the point where it is considered to be malpractice not to tell patients about it.

In fact every single heart patient at the San Filippo Neri Hospital in Italy who has managed to survive a heart attack is given a prescription for fish oil supplements. Read more here.

In fact fish oil supplements are considered to be as much a part of treatment for cardiac patients as any other drug they may be prescribed.

So I think you have there some solid evidence that mainstream medicine considers the Omega 3 essential fatty acids primarily found in fish oil work to help reduce your risk of death from heart event.

Of course this doesn’t mean that they work to reduce your risk from any other of the specific health problems which have been studied, these would have to be examined separately. There is probably more evidence of the effectiveness of taking Omega 3 capsuels, or eating more fish, as regards heart health than many other health problems, possibly because this has been more extensively studied.

But for anyone asking themselves if fish oil works, we think it’s clear that increasing the amount of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids in your diet has substantial health benefits, not the least of which is a reduction in your risk of death, as well as a range of other health benefits as well.

So if you’ve been sitting on the fence about adding more Omega 3 to your diet, either through eating more fish, which has its own problems, or by taking fish oil capsules, then don’t delay. Fish oil works to keep you healthier.

The longer you delay the greater the risk.

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