Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
Get Your Tex-Mex Fix With This High-Protein Chicken Fajita Bowl
Healthy Eating Tips
7 Surprising Smoothie Ingredients For Weight-Loss Success
Intermediate Workouts
A 100-Rep Bodyweight Workout That Can Be Done in Just 5 Minutes

Do Omega-3 Pills Help You Live Longer?

Omega-3 Supplements Offer No Benefit, Study Says

If popping an omega-3 pill is part of your morning ritual, you may be better off throwing out the bottle. A new study claims that omega-3 supplements may not be giving the life-extending protection once believed.

Many people take fish oil or other omega-3 fatty acid supplements since the nutrient — found in seafoods, nuts, beans, and seeds — has been shown to help protect the heart and lower cholesterol. But a recent review of 20 studies of over 68,000 people, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that omega-3 supplements did not reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, or death.

More studies have reported similar results, and other comprehensive studies have found that omega-3 supplements did not help older adults slow mental decline. Since omega-3s are a much-needed nutrient, however, make sure you are getting enough through your food. Fish like tuna, salmon, and sardines are all high in omega-3s, but if you're not a fan of seafood, check out our list of vegan sources of omega-3s.

Image Source: Thinkstock
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Spicy Food Stops Cramps
Sweet Potato Benefits
Double Protein Intake to Lose Weight, Study Says
What Is Blue Majik?
Harvard Studies Say Mediterranean Diet Is Best For Weight
Golden Milk Benefits
Artificial Sweeteners Make You Eat More

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
X