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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If you take fish oil as a dietary supplement, know that it is also benefiting your health. A new study associates regular consumption of fish oil supplements with a lower risk of premature death and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.

"As far as fish oil and cardiovascular diseases are concerned, the data in general have always been positive, although with some fluctuations between the different studies. The latest study has a database that suggests effectiveness," says Alice Lichtenstein, of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory of the Tufts University, quoted by CNN.

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