Combo of Fish Oil and Statins Protects Heart
Many health-conscious individuals take fish oil supplements to reduce their risk of heart disease, while those most vulnerable are known to receive prescriptions for statin drugs to help lower cholesterol. Which preventative health measure offers the better heart health boost? A new study suggests that both in combination may be better than either alone.
According to the study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, patients who combine daily fish oil supplementation with their prescription for statins can reduce their risk of suffering adverse heart events by nearly 20%, significantly better than the improvement among patients who took only statins or fish oil alone.
The study was conducted by Japanese researchers at Kobe University School of Medicine.