Health: Why I Still Take My Daily Fish Oil

Much has been written about the benefits of fish oil for the heart. So it came as a surprise last week when a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that, contrary to earlier beliefs, taking fish-oil supplements did not reduce the risk of serious abnormal heart rhythms, the kind responsible for sudden cardiac death. You might be tempted to seize on this finding as yet another failure of a popular dietary supplement to protect health. That would be a mistake, because the study is of limited relevance to the general population. The benefits of fish oil...