fish oil and omega 3 better than statins, lipitor?

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Dear All,

As many of you may know, Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, passed away recently from sudden cardiac death. I wanted to take this time to share with you a little information about sudden cardiac death, and a prevention strategy that may be of help to you, your family or friend — which is that fish oil, 1 g of EPA and DHA a day can reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death greatly.

Here is more information on sudden cardiac death:

American Heart Association recommends 1 g of EPA and DHA if you have heart disease:

In the video, I refer to several different studies;

1) This is the big 1999 fish oil study
that I mentioned

2) Here is the link to the review showing that fish oil beats out statins in reducing risk of death:

3) Here is a review article talking about benefits vs. risks of fish

More information on primary and secondary endpoints:

Here is the link to my website:


P.S. I wanted to point out something important: that the opinions expressed in this post are not necessarily those of Harvard Medical School, its affiliated institutions, or Harvard University. Also, I'm just a medical student, so my posts are hopefully conversation starters, but only conversation starters — not medical advice. If my posts intrigue you, please read more about the topic and discuss about it with your doctor. I'd be happy to send you the information in the journal articles I talk about. Best wishes. (more)


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