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Fish oil supplement use in New Zealand: A cross-sectional survey

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 2018-11-08 13:08:14.501


A. Mengelberg
J. Leathem
J. Podd

Year of Publication



Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 33, 118-123

Publication Type

Journal article (peer reviewed)

Publication Status



Through an online survey, the authors sought information about the use of fish oil supplements, including how many people use them, why they take them, where the supplements are stored, and what dietary and lifestyle behaviours are associated with fish oil supplement use. They report that fish oil supplements are taken for various reasons, with a key reason being 'general well-being', and that less than 7% of users report storing their fish supplements in the fridge. The authors found that fish oil supplements are commonly used, and there are questions about the supplements role in improving health. They conclude that "safety issues related to manufacturing and storage conditions indicate that there is an urgency in answering these questions."

Type of Study

Cross-sectional, Survey

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