Fish Oil Drug May Reduce Heart Attack and Stroke Risks for Some

Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news

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Large doses of an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil sharply reduced the rate of cardiovascular events in people with a history of heart disease or Type 2 diabetes.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Heart Omega-3 Fatty Acids Diabetes Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Amarin Corp PLC Source Type: news
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CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that fibrates lower the risk for cardiovascular and coronary events in primary prevention, but the absolute treatment effects in the primary prevention setting are modest (absolute risk reductions
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Conclusions The ISDM-P on preventive measures in type 2 diabetes was effective under high fidelity conditions. Involvement of diabetes educators may facilitate implementation of the informed shared decision-making. Trial registration number ISRCTN84636255.
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