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Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?
Curr Cardiol Rep 2017; 19(6):47CC

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

Omega-3 fatty acids are increasingly used for the protection of cardiovascular disease. The main but not the sole mechanism of action is the reduction of triglyceride levels. In this review, we summarize the effect of omega-3 supplements on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke from the relevant randomized controlled trials.

RECENT FINDINGS

Twenty-one randomized controlled trials assessed omega-3 supplementation on mortality and cardiovascular-related outcomes. From these studies, as well as from the relevant meta-analyses, we found that omega-3 supplements do not exert a consistent benefit for cardiovascular protection. There is uncertainty of a clear profit from omega-3 supplementation in cardiovascular disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Ioannina, Leoforos St Niarchou, 45500, Ioannina, Greece. University of Cyprus Medical School, Palaios dromos Lefkosias Lemesou No.215/6, 2029 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus.University of Ioannina Medical School, Leoforos St Niarchou, 45110, Ioannina, Greece. egepi@cc.uoi.gr.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Meta-Analysis
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28432658

Citation

Rizos, Evangelos C., and Moses S. Elisaf. "Does Supplementation With Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease?" Current Cardiology Reports, vol. 19, no. 6, 2017, p. 47.
Rizos EC, Elisaf MS. Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease? Curr Cardiol Rep. 2017;19(6):47.
Rizos, E. C., & Elisaf, M. S. (2017). Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease? Current Cardiology Reports, 19(6), p. 47. doi:10.1007/s11886-017-0856-8.
Rizos EC, Elisaf MS. Does Supplementation With Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2017;19(6):47. PubMed PMID: 28432658.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Does Supplementation with Omega-3 PUFAs Add to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease? AU - Rizos,Evangelos C, AU - Elisaf,Moses S, PY - 2017/4/23/entrez PY - 2017/4/23/pubmed PY - 2017/12/9/medline KW - Cardiovascular KW - Death KW - Fish oil KW - Myocardial infarction KW - Omega 3 KW - Polyunsaturated fatty acids SP - 47 EP - 47 JF - Current cardiology reports JO - Curr Cardiol Rep VL - 19 IS - 6 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Omega-3 fatty acids are increasingly used for the protection of cardiovascular disease. The main but not the sole mechanism of action is the reduction of triglyceride levels. In this review, we summarize the effect of omega-3 supplements on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke from the relevant randomized controlled trials. RECENT FINDINGS: Twenty-one randomized controlled trials assessed omega-3 supplementation on mortality and cardiovascular-related outcomes. From these studies, as well as from the relevant meta-analyses, we found that omega-3 supplements do not exert a consistent benefit for cardiovascular protection. There is uncertainty of a clear profit from omega-3 supplementation in cardiovascular disease. SN - 1534-3170 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28432658/Does_Supplementation_with_Omega_3_PUFAs_Add_to_the_Prevention_of_Cardiovascular_Disease L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-017-0856-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -