There is a lot of commercial marketing promoting Omega 3 as being a wonder supplement with unsubstantiated claims that it prevents heart disease and even some cancers . Regulatory Food and Drug agencies in the US do not request rigorous testing of all food supplements including Omega 3 .There is no evidence in the serious medical literature in support of the wild claims ascribed to Omega 3 , or other food supplements .Aggresive marketing claims are fueled by commercial interests and not by scientific evidence .
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It is recommended that all individuals see a Family Doctor for a full medical examination annually. Adults should get their blood pressure checked (US Preventive Task Force), a flu vaccine (CDC) and more each year.