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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