Updated: Nov 24, 2020
This post may interest people who swear by their fish oil supplement. It does not replace statins and it certainly does cannot be used as a replacement for a healthy lifestyle in regards to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The first study looked at almost 26,000 people - there was no statistically significant difference in outcome between those who took 2000 units vitamin D and or 840mg omega 3 fatty acid supplement and those who took a placebo of olive oil or soybean oil in relation to developing atrial fibrillation.
The other study looked at just over 13,000 people and found those who were already on a statin (but had low good cholesterol and high bad cholesterol) the omega 3 fatty acid supplement did not reduce cardiovascular risk, but increased the risk of gastrointestinal side effect symptom.
There is no magic supplement that will miraculously reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes when the bed rock of cardiovascular disease is lifestyle induced chronic disease.
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