The case for fish oil was bolstered by several studies from the 1990s, including an Italian study that found that heart attack survivors who were treated with a gram of fish oil daily had a drop in mortality, compared with patients taking vitamin E. These findings prompted groups like the American Heart Association to endorse fish oil about a decade ago as a way for heart patients to get more omega-3s in their diets.
“But since then, there has been a spate of studies showing no benefit,” said Dr. James Stein, the director of preventive cardiology at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Among them was a clinical trial of 12,000 people, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 2013, that found that a gram of fish oil daily did not reduce the rate of death from heart attacks and strokes in people with evidence of atherosclerosis.
I found this interesting and thought I’d post it here even though fish oil hasn’t been used in Soylent since v1.1. What I am curious about is that since they are saying fish oil seems to have limited (or no) benefit does that mean that the omega-3s in fish oil, which are/were supposed to be the driving benefit, are less beneficial or necessary than previously assumed?