Cardio benefits of fish oil supplements uncertain

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Recent studies of fish oil supplements have found it's unlikely they help reduce heart attacks or strokes in people who already have cardiovascular problems.

Whether you choose to take them or not, fish oil supplements are not a substitute for cholesterol-lowering or other medicines that have been recommended by your doctor to reduce your cardiovascular risk.

Read more about fish oils and heart disease.