Many of you may have heard the recent buzz about the potential negative effects of fish oil.
I have some serious concerns about the recent study designs and conclusions being made on the recent Fish Oil SELECT study. It further concerns me that one of the lead researchers on the study, who is an epidemiologist – not a doctor, has been on the news telling people to stop taking all of their supplements based on this one poorly designed study. This would be like telling people to stop taking their pharmaceuticals because we know they kill a lot of people. Such a general recommendation, when we know that there are many benefits to fish oil and also appropriately prescribed medications, is faulty and dangerous advice!
This article, written by a well-respected naturopathic doctor, explains the flaws of the study and also some history as well. I urge you to read it!
-Posted by Sarah Giardenelli, ND, MSOM, LAc.