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Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Proved not to be much Affective for Heart Patients

by Ana

The heart patients are often suggested with the medicine comprising of omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementlow-dose Omeg-3 but a recent Dutch research has shown that it’s not that affective. According to the research majority of heart patients who take low dose Omega-3 fatty acid supplement don’t appear to gain any additional protection against the further cardiac trouble.

The findings are going to be presented this Sunday to European Society of Cardiology Congress in Stockholm by the lead author, Daan Kromhout, from the division of human nutrition at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

During the study the group of heart patients was analyzed that was of 4,800 individuals whose ages were ranged between 60 to 80 and more than three quarter of them were men. The patients were instructed to consume 4 types of margarines: one supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids; one supplemented with the plant-derived ALA; one supplemented with both omega-3 fatty acids and ALA; and one with no supplements.


At the end of study it was found that 14 percent of people experienced another heart attack with some cases leading to death. While discussing about the results Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles said that “It is possible that improvements in other treatments for heart attack patients have made fish oil supplementation less important for reducing cardiovascular risk”.

It was further provided by him that “But it’s also possible that the different dosing used in this study relative to previous work made a difference in the outcome. The dosing here may have been just too low, whereas higher doses given immediately following an initial heart attack might have been protective”.

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