Navigation Links
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat
Date:11/15/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Omega-3 fatty acid supplements don't cut back on recurrences of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can cause stroke, new research suggests.

"We now have definitive data that they don't work for most patients with AF [atrial fibrillation]," said Dr. Peter R. Kowey, lead author of a study appearing in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that is also scheduled to be presented Monday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting in Chicago. "Although we can't exclude the possibility of efficacy in sicker AF patients, it would be hard to believe that it would work in that population and not in healthier patients. So for practical purposes, yes, [this is] the end of the line in AF."

This study, the largest of its kind, looked at patients with AF who were otherwise healthy.

"We cannot say there is any convincing evidence of a role for omega-3 in the prevention of atrial fibrillation," added Dr. Ranjit Suri, director of the Electrophysiology Service and Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who was not involved with the trial.

The study was funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fatty fish such as salmon and albacore tuna, had showed some promise in preventing heart disease in earlier trials.

Of the total 663 outpatient participants, 542 had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which appears suddenly and resolves on its own, and 121 had persistent atrial fibrillation, which needs treatment.

Participants were randomized to receive either a placebo or 8 grams of omega-3 supplements daily for the first week, followed by 4 grams a day for the remaining 23 weeks of the trial.

The doses used in the study are available only by prescription and are "higher than doses previously published in studies," said Dr. R
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Dont Protect Heart Patients
2. Salmon baby food? Babies need omega-3s and a taste for fish, scientist says
3. Omega-3 Cookie Company Recognized as Finalist for Prestigious Business Award
4. Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
5. Twinlab Launches New Omega-3 Powder in Single-Serving Stick Packs for Busy Parents and Their Kids
6. Studies Detail Possible Benefits of omega-3 Fatty Acids for Dogs With Arthritis
7. Fish Oil Supplements May Not Slow Alzheimers
8. Ingredients in Red Yeast Rice Supplements Vary Widely: Study
9. No Heart Benefit Seen From Folic Acid Supplements
10. Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk
11. How safe and effective are herbal dietary supplements?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She ... nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 700,000 members ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... ProFont is back with a whole new stylized and ... users can generate a hand drawn feel all with a click of a mouse. ... from either the upper and lowercase alphabet, special characters, numbers, and stylized compound tools. ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... , ... July 28, 2015 , ... ... navigation, portal to access industry practices, consumer education, resource library, floor plans, educational ... from around the globe and offers regular posts with valuable links to useful ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Darryl Worley’s ... volunteers celebrate the 14th year of raising money for the Darryl Worley Foundation. ... for this year’s main concert Saturday, Oct. 3. , This year’s concert will ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... ... July 28, 2015 , ... Autism is the fastest growing ... affected with the disorder. For these families, identifying and paying for the help ... daunting. That’s where Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), a national non-profit organization dedicated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:National Association of Professional Women Inducts Susan Bentley, Owner of Women's Wellness Options, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2Health News:Announcing ProFont Cursive from FCPX Effects developer Pixel Film Studios 2Health News:Triumph Modular Launches Refreshed Modular Building Industry Website 2Health News:Worley’s 14th Tennessee River Run Will Host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Others 2Health News:Worley’s 14th Tennessee River Run Will Host Wade Hayes, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Others 3Health News:National TACA Autism Conference Offers Hope and Help to Families Affected by Autism 2
... Your mother,s wrinkles or lack there of, ... age. In fact, a new study claims just the ... genetic make-up, certain environmental factors can add years to ... web-based version of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , ...
... geographic reach, expand access to patients - PRINCETON, ... CVD ), one of the world,s largest and most ... of three new clinical development offices in Kiev, Ukraine; ... the company,s global presence. Covance has been providing ...
... footage from Tucson, AZ, implicates a third Planned Parenthood ... video, UCLA student Lila Rose and her ... where Rose tells the nurse that Stollar, posing as ... nurse disregards the age difference and even cautions Stollar ...
... announces new updates to the NCCN Guidelines for ... Noteworthy additions include new recommendations on when to ... the use of PET/CT scanning for evaluative purposes, ... surgery. , FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Feb. 3 ...
... 3 McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) is ... of Defense for Homeland Defense, has joined the firm ... role, he will support the firm,s Life Sciences and ... Security and Disaster Planning, in addition to helping clients ...
... AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP ) announced today ... Chief Compliance Officer, a position charged with responsibility that ... and regulations. "John Finley,s valuable experience in government and ... out his duties at AMERIGROUP," said John E. Littel, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Divorce, antidepressants, or weight gain/loss can add years to your face 2Health News:Covance Opens Three New Offices in Ukraine, Slovakia, and Israel 2Health News:Covance Opens Three New Offices in Ukraine, Slovakia, and Israel 3Health News:New Undercover Video Shows Tucson Planned Parenthood Hiding Rape of 15-Year-Old Girl 2Health News:NCCN Updates Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines 2Health News:NCCN Updates Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines 3Health News:NCCN Updates Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Guidelines 4Health News:Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Joins McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP 2Health News:AMERIGROUP Names Finley Chief Compliance Officer 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... 28, 2015   Vincari , known for their ... just hired John O,Neil as their Executive ... over 30 years of diverse and progressive experience within ... healthcare experience coupled with Vincari,s CMO, Dr. Lucian ... to address the challenges both hospitals and surgeons face, ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... July 28, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Hearing Aids Market 2015-2019" ... global hearing aids market to grow at a ... Factors such as changing demographics and ... growth. The market has witnessed immense technological advances. ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... 28, 2015  Leaf Healthcare releases white paper ... place on the healthcare system . ... modern quality healthcare. Research by the U.S. Department ... Research and Quality shows that pressure ulcers cost ... a year. The condition is both excruciatingly painful ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:John O'Neil Joins Vincari as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development 2Global Hearing Aids Market 2015-2019 with G N Store Nord, Sonova Holdings & William Demant Dominating 2Impact of Pressure Ulcers on Patient Care: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on the Healthcare Burden of Pressure Ulcers 2Impact of Pressure Ulcers on Patient Care: Leaf Healthcare Releases White Paper on the Healthcare Burden of Pressure Ulcers 3
... 6 In,recognition of her research and development ... African-American, South-African and,Latino youth and adults, the Honor ... selection of Loretta Sweet Jemmott, PhD, RN,FAAN, to ... Jemmott was presented with the $15,000 award ...
... In Phase I Clinical Evaluation Anticoagulant Inhibits Clotting Factor ... Matched Antidote Rapidly Reverses Anticoagulant Effect, ORLANDO, Fla., ... Phase Ia and Phase Ib dose escalation,studies of the ... of an aptamer-based anticoagulant, RB006,and its matched antidote, RB007, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved 2Honor Society of Nursing Recognizes Researcher of HIV Risk Prevention for Poor and Underserved 3Regado Biosciences Presents Early Stage Clinical Data for REG1 Anticoagulation System at American Heart Association 2007 Scientific Sessions 2Regado Biosciences Presents Early Stage Clinical Data for REG1 Anticoagulation System at American Heart Association 2007 Scientific Sessions 3
... Many special order products are offered ... extra long lengths. The modular instruments may ... other options such as ratchets, insulation and ... from Mediflex stock. Customer specifications may affect ...
... a layered design unique in the industry. ... prevent stray electrosurgical burns along the shaft ... or capacitive coupling; a well-documented patient safety ... AEM Instruments provides a neutral return path ...
... Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered design unique ... and monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical burns ... by insulation failure or capacitive coupling; a ... built into all AEM Instruments provides a ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: