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Does fish oil really work?

Much research has been done on the variety of different uses for fish oil supplements. However, many studies yield conflicting results and many used short term or unclear research procedures. The National Institutes of Health has deemed that the strongest scientific evidence on fish oil indicates that it can best benefit people with high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, or cardiovascular disease. Good scientific evidence on fish oil indicates that it may be beneficial to people with rheumatoid arthritis and people who are being taking cyclosporine to prevent organ transplant rejection. Although many other possible uses for fish oil have been speculated, there is insufficient or conflicting scientific evidence to support them. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if fish oil supplements can benefit your specific condition.

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