New study finds link between omega 3 supplementation and reduced hospital stays

People taking omega-3 supplements prior to undergoing heart surgery have fewer episodes of abnormal heart beats post-op and spend less time in hospital, a new Canadian meta-analysis shows. The data, published in the journal Clinical Nutrition, found that cardiac surgery patients who received omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (compared to placebo) in advance of surgery experienced reduced postoperative cardiac arrhythmias and significantly reduced the length of hospital stay by up to 2.4 days.

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