The Medical Clinic
Fish oil prevents heart disease
The value of fish and fish oil in preventing heart disease has recently been confirmed in a large US study. The findings support the advice from the Heart Foundation that all Australian adults consume about 500mg of omega-3 (marine source) every day (1,000mg if you have heart disease already).
You can get your recommended intake by eating two to three 150 grams serves of oily fish every week and/or by supplementing your intake with fish oil supplements (capsules or oil) and omega-3 enriched foods and drinks.
Source: Health Update, 11 September 2009
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.
Source: Health Update 2009 edition of Your Health Newsletter