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Risks and benefits of omega 3 fats: Health benefits of omega 3 fats are in doubt

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:915
  1. Johanna M Geleijnse, assistant professor (,
  2. Ingeborg A Brouwer, associate professor,
  3. Edith J M Feskens, associate professor
  1. Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, 6700 HD Wageningen, Netherland

    EDITOR—In their systematic review of observational studies and randomised controlled trials Hooper et al conclude that omega 3 fats do not have a clear effect on overall mortality, combined cardiovascular events, or cancer.1

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    We do not agree with their approach of pooling α linolenic acid (which is of vegetable origin) with omega 3 fatty acids from fish. Furthermore, fatal and non-fatal …

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