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In a large study evaluating the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 (fish oil) supplements on heart disease and cancer risk, researchers found few benefits.
Early results of the REDUCE-IT study show that when combined with a cholesterol-lowering statin, the fish-oil drug Vascepa cuts rates of heart-related events.
Multivitamin and mineral supplements don’t help prevent heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular events, according to a meta-analysis of 18 studies.
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not protect heart health as much as previously thought. Learn more about omega-3 studies, information about doses, and other possible health benefits.