Supplements – Fish Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, EFAs and EPA


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Supplements containing essential fatty acids (EFAs), in particular fish oil supplements with EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), have become extremely popular as an addition to a healthy diet – more so perhaps when a person is unwell and unable to eat properly.

But what do they do? Is there any evidence that they work in M.E.? And are they safe?

Dr Charles Shepherd (Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association) examines these supplements, reviews the research evidence and helps determine if they are useful for people with M.E.

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