Is There Something Fishy About Fish Oil?

Sunderic, Milos and Robajac, Dragana and Gligorijevic, Nikola and Miljus, Goran and Nedic, Olgica and Smilkov, Katarina and Gjorgieva Ackova, Darinka and Rudic-Grujic, Vesna and Penezic, Ana (2019) Is There Something Fishy About Fish Oil? Current Pharmaceutical Design, 25 (15). pp. 1747-1759. ISSN 1873-4286 (Online)

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Background: Fish is consumed as food worldwide and is considered as a rich source of essential nutrients required for a healthy life. Supplementation with fish oil has been adopted as a solution to prevent or cure many pathophysiological states and diseases by both the professionals and the civil population. The beneficial effects are, however, being questioned, as some controversial results were obtained in clinical and population studies.

Methods: Critical evaluation of studies regarding known effects of fish oil, both in favour of its consumption and related controversies.

Results: From the literature review, contradictory allegations about the positive action of the fish oil on human health emerged, so that a clear line about its beneficial effect cannot be withdrawn.

Conclusion: Scientific results on the application of fish oil should be taken with caution as there is still no standardised approach in testing its effects and there are significantly different baselines in respect to nutritional and other lifestyle habits of different populations.

Keywords: Fish oil, ω-3PUFA, CVD, diabetes, cancer, controversies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Darinka Gorgieva Ackova
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 09:55
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 09:55

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