reports Raymond Y. Kwong, MD,MPH. In a six-month study, patients who suffered heart attacks and were given four grams per day of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil showed a 5.4% improvement in heart function compared with a decline of 1.2% for patients given a placebo. The omega-3 fatty acids were given in addition to all standard post-heart attack treatments.
Source: Bottom Line Personal October 1st 2016 Raymond Y Kwong, MD, MPH, is director of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, both in Boston.
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