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Fish-oil supplements may not prevent a fatal heart attack, but they will dramatically reduce your chances of heart problems

Fish-oil supplements may not prevent a fatal heart attack, but they will dramatically reduce your chances of heart problems. And they may be just as effective as statin drugs, offering a similar level of protection.

The study-known as the Japan EPA Lipid Intervention Study (JELIS)-found that having two servings of fish every week protected against fatal heart attack. But those who also took 900 mg/day of EPA and DHA-omega-3 fatty acids-reduced their chances of non-fatal heart problems by around 19 per cent.

The study, which involved 18,645 patients with high cholesterol ran-domly given either a supplement or a statin, confirms that high dosages can protect against heart disease. Earlier studies that could find no benefit were testing supplements at far lower levels (Lancet, 2007; 369: 1090-8).


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