Agency doubts fish oil benefits

Insufficient evidence exists to warrant giving children a daily dose of fish oil to help improve school results, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.

Research by Teesside University for the FSA concluded there were "too many inconsistencies" in recent studies.

Some tests to measure how fish oil improves learning skills among children have produced encouraging results.

The agency is to leave its dietary advice unchanged, but wants more long-term research into the issue.


  1. On the site about Fish oil benefits I've found that fish oil includes the "Omega-3" . What is it? Is it bad for my health?
    Mike Wall

  2. No Mike - it's very good for you!
    Here's what Wiki says