New Hope is part of the Global Exhibitions Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

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.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.