Saturday, March 15, 2008

Trials: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Always BenefitHeart

Omega-3 fatty acids may sometimes result in "fishy burp," but the fatty acids always benefit the cardiovascular system, a U.S. doctor says.

Dr. James O'Keefe of the Mid America Heart Institute in, Kansas City, Mo,. says several trials demonstrate the positive benefits of ingesting omega-3 fatty acids. However, the most compelling evidence for the cardiovascular benefit provided by omega-3 fatty acids comes from three large controlled trials of 32,000 participants randomized to receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements containing DHA and EPA or to act as controls.

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