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Are fish oil supplements dead in the water? Study shows no benefit in high-risk heart patients

KEY POINT

In patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors but not myocardial infarction (MI), administration of 1 gram daily of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids over a 5-year period did not reduce cardiovascular morbidity or mortality as compared to placebo.

SOURCES

Risk and Prevention Study Collaborative Group. n-3 fatty acids in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. N Engl J Med. 2013;368:1800–8.