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Supplements Tied to Heart Disease, Stroke

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A new study has found some surprising results about fish oil supplements, reports the New York Post:

“Time to scale back? Steady use of fish oil supplements might increase the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke for the first time — but it also might slow the progression of existing cardiovascular health problems and lower the risk of death, a new UK study finds.

‘Regular use of fish oil supplements might be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and stroke among the general population,” the study authors wrote in their findings, published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine.

“But [it] could be beneficial for progression of cardiovascular disease from atrial fibrillation to major adverse cardiovascular events, and from atrial fibrillation to death,’ they added.

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to support brain and heart health.

But studies on the benefits of fish oil supplements have yielded mixed results.”

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