Effect of calcium supplements on risk of myocardial infarction

August 13, 2010

Source: BMJ, 29th July 2010

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Date of publication: July 2010

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: 15 trials were analysed which involved patients taking calcium supplements for more than a year. It was found that calcium supplements without co-administered vitamin D were associated with modest increases in cardiovascular disease.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Tomato pill ‘beats heart disease’

June 8, 2009

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: June, 2009

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Reports on the launch of the new lycopene product, Ateronon, which is claimed to reduce the oxidation of harmful fats in the blood to almost zero within 8 weeks. This dietary supplement is made by Cambridge Theranostics Ltd.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum 03/06/09 Weekly e-News briefing


Effect of fish oil on arrythmias and mortality: systematic review

February 13, 2009

SourceBMJ 2008; 337: a2931

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Year of Publication: 2008

Publication Type: Journal article; systematic review

In a nutshell: Reviews randomised controlled trials of fish oils as dietary supplements, and concludes that supplementation was associated with a significant reduction in deaths from coronary causes.

Length of Publication: 9 pages

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Acknowledgements: National Library for Health Cardiovascular Diseases Specialist Library