Fish oil appears to protect better

Munich – Fish oil supplements may work slightly better than a popular cholesterol-reducing drug to help patients with chronic heart failure, according to new research. Chronic heart failure is a condition that occurs when the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently around the body. In a four-year study, Italian researchers gave two groups of several thousand patients each a day omega 3 pill (a prescription formulation pill derived from fish oils) against placebo in the first case, and the drug rosuvastatin, also known as Crestor, against placebo in the second. The oil performed better against the placebo than did Crestor. Doctors said people should get the same benefits from taking cheaper options like fish oil supplements- or just eating more oily fish like salmon.

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