Review: n-3 fatty acids do not reduce mortality, cardiovascular events, or cancer in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p72
Academic Journal
This article presents a study, which reports that n-3 fatty acids (FA) do not reduce mortality, cardiovascular (CV) events, or cancer in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease. The study method consisted of randomized controlled trials that included adults with any risk for CV disease, and compared dietary advice or dietary supplementation to promote n-3 FA intake with a control intervention. Some of the food or supplements included: oily fish and fish oils, linseed, canola, perilla, purslane, mustard seed and concentrated fish oils.


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