Are Fish Oil Supplements Dangerous?
We’ve been told to take fish oil supplements but in the October issue of Outside magazine, the article listed under “Supplemental Evidence” may make you rethink taking these pills. The Prostate Cancer Prevention trial looked at two studies and concluded that the “men with high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their blood had a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer” and supplementation didn’t reduce heart-related problems or strokes. Per WebMD, “taking too much fish oil can actually increase the risk of stroke.” Yikes! Natural sources of vitamins and minerals are your best bet so spend your hard-earned dollars instead on wild salmon, tuna, sturgeon, mullet, bluefish, anchovies, sardines, herring, trout, and menhaden.