Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?

  title={Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?},
  author={E. Rizos and M. Elisaf},
  journal={Current Cardiology Reports},
  • E. Rizos, M. Elisaf
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Current Cardiology Reports
  • Purpose of ReviewOmega-3 fatty acids are increasingly used for the protection of cardiovascular disease. The main but not the sole mechanism of action is the reduction of triglyceride levels. In this review, we summarize the effect of omega-3 supplements on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke from the relevant randomized controlled trials.Recent FindingsTwenty-one randomized controlled trials assessed omega-3 supplementation on mortality and cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING
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