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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

 

Fish oil urged for heart patients

‘Doctors are being advised to prescribe oily fish or omega-3 fatty acid supplements to heart attack patients.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) believes this is an effective way to cut the risk of further heart attacks.

It is the first time NICE has recommended lifestyle change – alongside drugs – in guidance on preventing repeat attacks. [..]

Research has found that one specific omega-3 supplement – Omacor – cut the risk of a patient dying suddenly by up to 45%.

Omacor is currently the only omega-3 supplement with a licence for post-heart attack treatment.’




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