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Fish oil and HR

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Fish oil may reduce heart rate (HR) in humans, according to a study published in Circulation Sept. 27. The meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials found that fish oil intake "reduced HR, particularly with higher baseline HR or longer durations of treatment," Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, et al., state. The study comprised 30 trials involving 1,678 participants aged 23 to 68 and was conducted in conjunction with Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Researchers discovered "the reduction in HR appeared larger in trials with longer duration of intake," particularly those lasting longer than 12 weeks, and "HR was reduced to a greater extent in populations with higher baseline HR. Also, "very high consumption of fish oil did not appear to have substantially greater effects than modest consumption," they note...
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