N-3 fatty acids may cut heart risks in diabetes patients

12/8/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Diabetes patients who used an n-3 fatty-acid-fortified margarine had an 84% decrease in ventricular arrhythmia-related events, compared with those who took a placebo, according to an analysis in Diabetes Care. Researchers said n-3 fatty acid supplementation also appeared to have protective properties against cardiac arrest and sudden death.

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