Consider The Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup

June 13, 2006

More on Fish Oil Flop

Filed under: cardiovascular — medblog @ 9:09 pm

JAMA 6/14 – In March, the BMJ published a review (astutely blogged upon here) on omega-3 fatty acids, that basically showed no advantage to taking the stuff. One of the big hopes penned on the compound was the possibility of preventing some types of arrythmia.

Brower et al further crush this hope in an article in this weeks JAMA with the SOFA trial (seriously called that). They show that there is little to no anti-arrythmic effect of omega-3 supplementation on ICD patients. The study was an RCT done across Europe with over 500 patients over the period of a year.

Now, to wait for "that guy" who will write the editor saying the dose was too low, or the study period too short. Give it up buddy….

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