Omega-3 supplements may be the most common dietary supplements taken by adults in the United States, report UTMB’s Norbert Herzog and David Niesel in this week’s installment of Medical Discovery News. “Their benefits were discovered 25 years ago when epidemiologists noticed how few Eskimos died of cardiovascular disease. Scientists believed then that it was because the Eskimos ate a lot of fish. Studies now show that, by eating more fish or taking more fish oil supplements, a person’s level of triglycerides and blood pressure can fall.” MDN airs locally at 10 a.m. every Saturday on KUHF-FM.