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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not lower risk of major cardiovascular outcomes

Various clinical guidelines and government bodies recommend supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid supplements for cardiovascular-related indications ranging from triglyceride lowering to cardiovascular risk modification to preventive treatment following myocardial infarction. However, despite popular belief and practice, a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis found that supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty… 

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Vitamin D3 supplementation falls short in preventing upper respiratory tract infections

Vitamin D plays an important role in immune response, and it has been documented that vitamin D deficiency is common in the Indian population. However, a recent randomized, controlled study does not support vitamin D3 supplementation to prevent upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in healthy adults who have normal or… 

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Zinc reduces mortality in severe childhood pneumonia

Zinc gluconate supplementation in children between the ages of 6 months and 59 months with severe pneumonia significantly reduced case fatality rates, but was not associated with faster normalization of children’s respiratory rate, body temperature, or oxygen saturation. According to UNICEF and the Public Health Foundation of India, childhood pneumonia… 

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