Initial Posting: 10/11/2013    Last Update: 8/8/2017
Question: Is it true that fish oil may help protect the body against air pollution?
Answer: Yes, a small, placebo-controlled study showed that fish oil supplementation blunted negative effects on the heart and blood lipids normally caused by air pollution. For certain other vascular effects of air pollution, olive oil supplementation may provide better protection than fish oil. For details about the study and the fish oil dosage used, see the Fish Oil Supplements Review>>