Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fish oil studies

No doubt the recently presented abstract on fish oil will drive even more alternative medicine claims. The study currently preliminary:

HFSA: Fish Oil Benefits Early Heart Failure (CME/CE)

As always the data requires careful analysis and while superficially linking taking fish oil to reducing cardiac diseases but there are problems with this approach

- the study was arrows out on patients with Cardiomyopathy
- study is preliminary and yet to be reviewed and published in a peer review journal

While taking fish oil may not cause harm (apart from your wallet) linking this abstract for the purpose of selling more fish oil is a major part of the misleading activities that take place to confuse the general public and persuade them to buy unnecessary alternative therapies. 

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