TITLE

Research: DINICOLANTONIO and COLLEAGUES

AUTHOR(S)
DINICOLANTONIO
PUB. DATE
July 2014
SOURCE
Positive Health;Jul2014, Issue 215, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background Multiple trials over the past two decades testing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have shown substantial benefits for reducing major coronary heart disease (CHD) events, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular (CV) death, sudden cardiac death (SCD), and stroke. Methodology However, recent trials testing omega-3s have generally failed to confirm these benefits. Results While increased fish and fish oil intake among the general population, increased use of optimal medical therapy (including statins, aspirin, and modern antihypertensive medications) probably make it more challenging for fish oil supplementation to show additional benefits, there might be further explanations in the formulation, dosage, and comparator used in these recent omega-3 trials.
ACCESSION #
96727752

 

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