Stories from various news outlets (and even from different researchers at Oregon State University) have said:
- Fish oil/omega-3s are great!
- Excess omega-3s are really bad!
- Fish oil/omega-3s are great (again)!!
- Never mind, fish oil doesn’t work…
This is confusing and frustrating for all of us. As is the case with most headlines, when you look more closely at the study details, explanations emerge.
We have been gathering information on omega-3 fatty acids for decades and slowly learning about the many, varied, and complex effects of omega-3 fatty acids on health.