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Omega 3 Margarines Do Not Prevent Heart Attack

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that patients with a history of heart attack who eat an omega-3 enriched margarine in addition to their standard prescription drugs have no statistical difference in their chances of having a repeat attack. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, randomly assigned 4,837 heart attack patients to eat one of four kinds of margarine - one regular and three with varying sources of omega 3 fatty acids. There was no difference between the groups of patients, regardless of the type of margarine eaten. Omega 3 fatty acids are thought to reduce the risk of heart attack by preventing abnormal heartbeat, slowing the growth of plaques that clog the arteries, and by lowering triglyceride levels.

More at Red Orbit | Posted 8 years ago by Denise Reynolds

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Tags: Fish Oil, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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