'Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so that it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.' Homer Simpson
Heart attack prevention - the meta-analyses
To my mind the evidence that eating oily fish, or taking a fish oil supplement, protects people from heart attacks has been strong for quite some time. A year earlier a meta-analysis by Mozaffarian and Rimm, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, concluded that eating fish, or taking fish oil, was indeed protective - and with little or no side effects.
I agree with the major health authorities, including the American Heart Association and the UK NICE Committe, which continue to advocate fish or fish oil in heart attack prevention.
There is also good evidence that taking omega-3s will help people who are suffering from arthritis, particularly the inflammatory types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid and lupus. But even in osteoarthritis, it appears to help people.