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Omega-3 fatty acids not better than placebo


Recent studies have concluded that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation offers no added value for the prevention of premature birth, the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (‘dry eye syndrome’) or the prevention of kidney damage in type 2 diabetes mellitus. These findings are consistent with the conclusions of an extensive  series of systematic reviews which consistently did not recommend omega-3 fatty acid supplementation. Evidence of any added value of this supplementation is lacking or is usually of moderate to poor quality.

  • Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation offers no added value for the prevention of premature birth, the treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca or the prevention of kidney damage in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Authors

  • Sander van den Bogert, dr, pharmacist