Omega-3 fatty acids for cardioprotection.

@article{Lee2008Omega3FA,
  title={Omega-3 fatty acids for cardioprotection.},
  author={John Hwa Lee and James H O'Keefe and Carl J. Lavie and Roberto Marchioli and William S. Harris},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2008},
  volume={83 3},
  pages={
          324-32
        }
}
The most compelling evidence for the cardiovascular benefit provided by omega-3 fatty acids comes from 3 large controlled trials of 32,000 participants randomized to receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or to act as controls. These trials showed reductions in cardiovascular events of 19% to 45%. These findings suggest that intake of omega-3 fatty acids, whether from dietary sources or fish oil supplements, should be… CONTINUE READING

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