Fish Oil Is Not Effective For Preventing Atrial Fibrillation

September 30, 2014 7:46 PM

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Previous studies have shown that fish oil supplements can help with weight loss and other health benefits. However, recent findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology show that it is unlikely to prevent the return of a common type of irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation.

This health issue, which is experienced by an estimated 2.7 million Americans , occurs when an irregular heartbeat races up to 150 beats per minute; a normal heartbeat is about 70 per minute.

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