Do omega-3s add cardiovascular benefits to statin therapy? Original paper

In this meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies, adding omega-3 fatty acids to statin therapy reduced the incidence of several types of cardiovascular events and improved blood lipid levels compared to statin therapy alone.

This Study Summary was published on March 29, 2024.

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In this meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies, adding omega-3 fatty acids to statin therapy reduced the incidence of several types of cardiovascular events and improved blood lipid levels compared to statin therapy alone.

What was studied?

The effectiveness of omega-3 fatty acids and statin therapy compared to statin therapy alone on cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, coronary revascularization, death due to cardiovascular disease, major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), hospitalization due to unstable angina, and lipid volume index.

Secondary outcomes included blood lipids (i.e., LDL-C, HDL-C, total cholesterol, triglycerides), C-reactive protein (CRP), EPA levels, and the ratio of EPA to arachidonic acid (AA).

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Who was studied?

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How was it studied?

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What were the results?

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Anything else I need to know?

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This Study Summary was published on March 29, 2024.