Sep 1, 2010

Omega-3 fats may not help heart patients as much as thought

Health experts have put foods containing omega-3 fatty acids high on the recommended list.

But new research shows that the beneficial fats, found in certain types of fish and plants, may not help reduce heart attacks as much as previously thought.

Researchers in the Netherlands report that among heart-attack survivors, those who boosted their omega-3 intake had the same risk of a second heart attack as those who did not supplement their diet with added omega-3s.

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