n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Abstracts

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... An interesting review in the British Medical Journal of 3 January 20041 examines the role of omega 3 fatty acids in cardiovascular disease, looking for something other than the expensive interventions with statins and other drugs. As one correspondent in the Rapid Response section pointed out, the authors failed to mention physical activity as an important part of the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but the review is very useful nonetheless. It is becoming increasingly clear that omega 3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against coronary heart disease. However, there are still several ..

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