Fish Oil Prescribed vs Fish Oil Taken: A First Look

December 11, 2018
Veronica Hackethal, MD

Among lipid clinic patients, actual EPA+DHA supplement intake was <50% of prescribed dosage, according to the first study to look at the association.

The potential cardiovascular benefits of dietary supplementation with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a topic of ongoing discussion. But a new study suggests that about half those taking EPA + DHA in a real-world setting may never appreciate a benefit.Click through this at-a-glance study review to find out why.