During 2 years of follow-up, 65% of patients in the fish-oil
group experienced one or more appropriate ICD firings to terminate a life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia, a rate not significantly different from the 59% figure among controls (JAMA 2005;293:2884-91).
When the researchers divided the women into groups based on how much fish they included in their diet at the study's start, they discovered that women who reported consuming the least amount of fish showed the biggest response to fish-oil supplementation.
So scientists don't know if fish-oil capsules would benefit women at risk of preterm delivery.
Carlson, a fish-oil researcher at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, warns pregrant women against popping fish-oil capsules.
Hospital Center and his colleagues report that large fish-oil doses can "dramatically improve" the results of angioplasty.
Those in the fish-oil group took nine capsules containing 4.
He concludes that fish-oil
eggs may be safe -- even for those worried about their cholesterol.