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8/31/2021

Caveat With Prescription Fish Oil Study

Some of the cardiovascular benefit reported for a prescription fish oil may have actually been due to a problem with the placebo to which it was compared, according to new research. Get the details in the Prescription Fish Oil vs Supplements section of our Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.
1/02/2017

Supplement vs. Prescription Fish Oil?

As we have written before, by choosing an extremely concentrated fish oil supplement, you can get essentially the same type of fish oil as you would get from a prescription fish oil. But according to a recent study, fish oil supplements are more likely to be rancid (oxidized) than prescription fish oil. However, a closer look at the study by ConsumerLab staff suggests that this finding may be misleading, as explained in the "Quality Concerns" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
3/19/2019

Prescription Fish Oil Lowers Heart Attack Risk

A prescription fish oil was found to lower the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke by 30% in people at high risk. For details, see the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements.
8/05/2015

Adverse Reactions with St. John's Wort

A recent analysis found adverse reactions associated with St. John's wort were similar to those reported for the prescription SSRI antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac), and serious adverse reactions were most likely to occur when the herb was taken in addition to a prescription drug. Get the details, plus more about concerns and potential drug interactions and our tests of popular supplements in the St. John's wort Supplements Review >>
9/01/2020

Fish Oil Slows Atherosclerosis

A highly-concentrated prescription fish oil was shown to significantly reduce the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in people with high triglycerides, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
11/18/2020

Heart Risk With Fish Oil

Last week we reported on an increased risk of a serious heart problem with use of prescription fish oil. This week, a study suggested a similar issue with even a lower dose of non-prescription fish oil. See the details in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also, see our Top Picks among fish oils.