Advertisement

What are the risks of taking fatty acid supplements, like Omega-3?

Risks of taking fatty acid supplements (including Omega-3) include:
  • excessive bleeding (especially in patients taking more than 3 grams through supplements, along with diet)
  • increase the risk of heart attack, as some polyunsaturated fats lower high-density lipoproteins, which help keep arteries clean.

Continue Learning about Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3s Protect Against Skin Cancer
Omega-3s Protect Against Skin Cancer
Clams, shrimp, salmon . . . which one can do nice things for your skin? Salmon has the edge. Research suggests that dining on fish high in omega-3 fa...
Read More
How do omega-3 fatty acids boost brain health?
Int'l Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)Int'l Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)
Omega-3 fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic ac...
More Answers
Does smoked fish contain as much omega-3 fats as fresh fish?
Anthony L. Komaroff, MDAnthony L. Komaroff, MD
I thought your question would be an easy one to answer. That didn't turn out to be the case. But wit...
More Answers
Eating Fish Several Times a Week Lowers Stroke Risk by a Third
Eating Fish Several Times a Week Lowers Stroke Risk by a Third

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.