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Omega-3 fish oil Reduces Perioperative Bleeding

A new study published in Circulation contradicts a long-held theory that omega-3s fatty acids EPA and DHA can increase bleeding in surgery patients. In the study, 1516 patients scheduled for cardiac surgery were randomized to receive 6.5-8 g of omega-3 EPA and DHA over two to five days before surgery, then 1.7 g per day on the morning of the surgery until discharge, or placebo.

Hearing Loss Is A Risk Factor For Premature Death

A new study links hearing loss with an increased risk for mortality before the age of 75 due to cardiovascular disease. Researchers at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found that mortality among those with hearing loss is elevated, particularly among men and women younger than age 75 and those who are divorced or separated.