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Check out the date on the study,...

Posted Aug 26 2008 4:33pm

Check out the date on the study, yep March 10th, today is march 9th, that’s how cutting edge this blog is. We can see the future!

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2007 Mar;10(2):129-35 Omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease.· von Schacky C.Preventive Cardiology, Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik Innenstadt, Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the last 2 years in the cardiovascular field eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) have been investigated in terms of their epidemiology and vascular biology, and in large-scale intervention trials, and incorporated into the guidelines of cardiac societies. EPA and DHA have advanced from scientific research into everyday practice, a development reviewed here. RECENT FINDINGS: EPA and DHA are antiarrhythmic on the supraventricular and ventricular levels, besides having an antiatherosclerotic effect. Fish rich in EPA and DHA, contaminated with methyl-mercury, appears less protective. Large-scale clinical trials demonstrated that morbidity can be reduced with EPA even in a population already consuming large amounts of EPA and DHA. Therapy with EPA and DHA can be monitored with the omega-3 index, a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. EPA and DHA appear to be cost-saving in the USA, and, as Omacor, are cost-effective in several European countries. SUMMARY: European and American Cardiac Societies incorporated EPA and DHA into recent treatment guidelines for myocardial infarction, prevention of cardiovascular disease, treatment of ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death. Physicians need to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease by advocating EPA and DHA to all patients likely to benefit .

Look at the last line; physicians need to start recommending fish oil to their patients. Why aren’t more people taking them?

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