Study: Fish Oils Plus Statins Help Protect Heart

According to a Reuters article citing a Japanese study of 18,645 patients, presented at the American Heart Association's annual scientific meeting, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) -- a form of omega-3 fatty acid, when taken with statin drugs, offered a further reduction of 19% in a variety of adverse heart events, reducing the number from 3.5% with statin alone, to 2.8% incidence of negative heart outcomes. According to the article, the follow up period was 4.5 years and the EPA dose was 1,800 milligrams.

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