The full text is at
It seems to me that the above paper focused on
cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer and
My preferred criterion is death from any cause.
I think it’s a better measure of overall health,
and less likely to miss side effects.
For what it’s worth, a quick and dirty meta
analysis of my big spread sheet of life span
experiments found 18 on fish oil.
They were published in 7 papers.
People taking fish oil seemed to have had a
12% less risk of dying from any cause, on
It’s a subtle distinction, but I also found 5
experiments for 2 essential fatty acids in fish
oil: EPA and DHA.
They were published in 4 papers.
People taking EPA and DHA evidently had a 28% less
risk of dying from any cause, on average.
I hope that helps,
On 04/30/14 12:22, L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D. wrote:
> To Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group:
> This just in from Prof. Michael Rose of UC Irvine. Fish oil, it
> seems, doesn’t work as well as we thought… — Steve Coles
> >Fish Oil Fails: A Comprehensive 21st Century Lipids-Based Physiologic
> > The medical community suffered three significant fish-oil
> >failures/setbacks in 2013. Claims that fish
> >oil’s EPA/DHA would stop the progression of heart disease were crushed
> >when The Risk and Prevention
> >Study Collaborative Group (ITALY) released a conclusive negative finding
> >regarding fish oil…
> >– Michael Rose, UC Irvine
> L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder
> Los Angeles Gerontology Research Group
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