feed for fish and fish as food
Since the study of the Eskimo diet in the early 1970s, many trials have confirmed the positive effect of supplementation with marine omega-3 fatty acids on people with cardiovascular disease, but few studies have so far examined health effects of seafood consumption as such.
Although many studies have confirmed the positive effect of supplementation with marine omega-3 fatty acids in people with cardiovascular disease, most of these used fish oil capsules.
In seafood, there are a number of other important nutrients, in addition to the omega-3 fatty acids, that are essential for good nutritional status. It is therefore important to undertake trials with fish, and not only with capsules or supplements, to find out how fish as a whole affects our health, for example the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. NIFES therefore conducts national and international eating experiments where people who are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease participate.