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2011-11-28

Omega-3s Prevent Ventricular Arrhythmias & Heart Attacks

A newly published study found those with diabetes who have experienced a heart attack may get protection from future ventricular arrhythmias and fatal heart attacks by consuming daily recommended doses of omega-3 fatty acids..

A group of 1,014 patients with diabetes, who had previously had a heart attack, was randomly assigned to receive one of four trial margarines, three with an additional amount of n-3 fatty acids and one placebo for 40 months.

During a 40-month follow-up period, the group that received the combination of all 3 fatty acids experienced an 84% lower incidence of ventricular arrhythmia-related events than the group receiving placebo. That group also experienced a 72% lower incidence of combined arrhythmia and fatal heart attack.

Personally, I like krill oil as my source of omega-3 EPA and DHA. Fish oils are great too. Just make sure you're getting a good daily supply.

Source: Related Events, and Fatal Myocardial Infarction in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients With Diabetes

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