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

Simon, Joel A.
May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p72
Academic Journal
In this article the author reports that a previous meta-analysis and a recent comprehensive systematic review that examined the effect of n-3 fatty acids (FA) on coronary heart disease (CHD) concluded that higher intakes of n-3FAs, and fish oil fatty acids in particular, lower the risk for death and CHD events. The Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended 1 gram daily of fish oil from supplements or fatty fish for secondary CHD prevention, and 2 servings of fatty fish per week for primary CHD prevention.


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