Beyond lipids: the role of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in the prevention of coronary heart disease.

@article{Jacobson2007BeyondLT,
  title={Beyond lipids: the role of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in the prevention of coronary heart disease.},
  author={Terry A Jacobson},
  journal={Current atherosclerosis reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={145-53}
}
Omega-3 fatty acid therapy shows great promise in the secondary prevention of coronary artery disease. A meta-analysis of recent omega-3 trials shows reductions of coronary heart disease mortality of 36% (95% CI, 20%-50%; P<0.001) and total mortality of 17% (95% CI, 0%-32%; P=0.046). Some of the potential mechanisms for cardiovascular protection include a reduction in cardiac arrhythmias and plaque stabilization. Since the publication of the landmark GISSI-Prevenzione trial, there have been… CONTINUE READING
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