Note: This article is all about various supplements and the side effects no one tells you about. I bring this to your attention because I take a large amount of fish oil for my high triglyceride level. Here is what I just learned about it.
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids—as in fish oil supplements—may increase the potential risk for atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) in people with high blood lipids and is linked to a five times greater likelihood of having a stroke. “Our study suggests that fish oil supplements are associated with a significantly greater risk of atrial fibrillation in patients at elevated cardiovascular risk,” says Dr. Salvatore Carbone of Virginia Commonwealth University, US. “Although one clinical trial indicated beneficial cardiovascular effects of supplementation, the risk for atrial fibrillation should be considered when such agents are prescribed or purchased over the counter, especially in individuals susceptible to developing the heart rhythm disorder.”
Last year, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. I don’t have a history of any heart problems! I think I need to speak to my doctor, ASAP!
Source: Eat This, Not That©
Source: Surprising Effects of Taking Supplements Every Day, Says Physician (msn.com)