VITAL Ancillary Study Results Cast More Doubt On Cardio Benefit From Omega-3, Vitamin D
AF events occurred in 469 (3.7%) of subjects receiving EPA and DHA supplements compared to 431 (3.4%) of participants receiving placebos. In vitamin D3 and placebo comparison, AF events occurred in 469 (3.7%) versus 431 (3.4%).
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