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A lot of research suggests that eating fish helps protect against heart disease, and the Heart Association recommends adults eat fish at least twice a week. People with heart disease -- clogged arteries -- who cannot get enough omega-3 from dietary sources should talk with their doctors about supplements, the association says.
No one should consume more than 3 grams of omega-3 without direction from their doctor, the association says. Fish oil capsules are not for children or women who are pregnant or nursing, because they can cause bleeding problems.
Earlier this month, a big study found that omega-3 pills didn't slow the mental or physical decline of Alzheimer's disease patients. The pills in that study had omega-3 derived from algae.
Heart Association: http://bit.ly/4u4K2D
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