The following research analyzed 40 randomized controlled trials which included 135,267 participants (Bernasconi AA, et al., 2020).

The researchers investigated the results of supplementation with EPA and DHA which are the active ingredients in omega 3 fish oil.

They looked at cardiovascular outcomes and included myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease events including stroke and sudden death.


This study included a lot of data. To summarize it, this is what the researchers concluded. Supplementation with EPA and DHA is an effective lifestyle strategy for cardiovascular disease prevention, and the protective effect probably increases with dosage.

Even a lower dose was shown to be beneficial, but they recommended using 1000 to 2000 mg per day as a dosage of a combination of EPA and DHA.



Bernasconi AA, Wiest MM, Lavie CJ, Milani RV, Laukkanen JA, Effect of Omega-3 Dosage on Cardiovascular Outcomes: An Updated Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression of Interventional Trials. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Sep 17:S0025-6196(20)30985-X.


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  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2020-11-06
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