Omega 3 margarines don’t help heart health: study

Low doses of fatty acid in margarine don’t reduce heart attack rate

According to a 40-month study of over 4,800 patients with a history of heart attacks, consuming low doses of margarine with omega-3 oils don’t seem to bring down the chances of having a repeat heart attack. Many doctors already prescribe omega-3 fish oil capsules to reduce triglycerides, a blood fat linked to clogged arteries, Reuters reports. In the Dutch study, patients aged 60 to 80 who’d suffered a heart attack roughly four years before were randomly assigned to use one of four margarines on bread instead of a regular spread. Results were negative overall, indicating that more investigation is required, they said.


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