Efficacy of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements (Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid) in the Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Archinte.ama-assn.org: April 9, 2012.

A Meta-analysis of Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trials

Sang Mi Kwak, MD; Seung-Kwon Myung, MD; Young Jae Lee, MD, MS; Hong Gwan Seo, MD, PhD; for the Korean Meta-analysis Study Group

Arch Intern Med. Published online April 9, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.262

Background  Although previous randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials reported the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD), the evidence remains inconclusive. Using a meta-analysis, we investigated the efficacy of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in the secondary prevention of CVD. Read More