(HEALTH.LIFEGOESSTRONG) — If you could get healthy by taking a pill, we would all be prime specimens and live forever. Alas, it's not that easy - as evidenced by a recent study that found that fish oil pills do not lower your risk of heart disease or stroke.
The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, was based on a review of 20 clinical trials involving 68,000 participants. That's big enough to make the results important.
Fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids are huge sellers. It's estimated that Americans spent more than $1 billion on them last year - and sales are increasing.
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