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Swimming in Circles? A Review of the Evidence Regarding Fish Oil Supplementation

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Offline Date:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Target Audience




  • Overview

    Healthcare practitioners field questions daily from patients about whether a specific supplement is right for them or not. A question commonly asked by patients is whether fish oil would be beneficial to prevent heart disease. A few years ago the answer would have been easy, with a resounding Yes. However, practitioners listening to recent news may begin to reconsider as select trials have found conflicting results. When comparing previous to current trials on the benefits of fish oil, it is easy to become confused. This article will aid in providing clear evidence about fish oil supplementation.



    Homestudy PDF:   HS Fish Oil Monograph_Final.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Pharmacist

    Identify labeled and unlabeled indications for fish oil supplementation.
    State two key differences between studies involving fish oil supplementation in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and dysglycemia disease states.
    Given a patient case, be able to correctly indicate if fish oil supplementation is appropriate.

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Pharmacist 0798-9999-14-120-H01-P

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