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Fish oil omega 3 fatty acids improve heart muscle recovery after MI, trial shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 02 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4240
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Taking high dose omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil improves heart muscle function and reduces cardiac scarring after a myocardial infarction (MI), a randomised trial has shown.1

Previous studies have shown benefits from omega 3 fatty acids, but their effects on patients receiving the latest evidence based therapy after an MI have been less clear.

The new study randomly allocated 358 patients with acute MI attending three hospitals in …

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