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Is there a link between EPA and DHA Omega-3's and Atrial Fibrillation? 

Help FARI find out by supporting a new study

An important research question is the possible link between EPA and DHA omega-3s and atrial fibrillation. The FORCE consortium, a scientific consortium at Tufts University that evaluates research on omega-3s, has initiated a project to analyze data from 17 previously unpublished population-based studies to determine how blood levels of omega-3 correlate (or not) with the risk for developing A-Fib. (This is the same group that recently published a paper connecting a higher Omega-3 Index level with a 15-18% reduction in risk for death from any cause.)

In order to complete this work, the data needs to be analyzed by biostatisticians at each research center, and then meta-analyzed. Typically, these biostatisticians do not get paid for this work, but previous experience has shown if they are offered a small honorarium for a particular project, they will prioritize that analysis. Given the importance of this analysis in understanding the whole story around atrial fibrillation, FARI is seeking donations to fund this project. The initiative is being coordinated in partnership with Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (and major omega-3 researcher), and we are looking to raise $25,000 to expedite this process.

Here’s more information for you to consider:

  • FORCE is a highly respected group of nutritional epidemiologists who will be using the highest quality meta-analytical methods. 
  • Your donation is tax-deductible.
  • The faster the support is raised, the quicker the study will be completed. Ideally, FARI would like all donations to be made by the end of May.

Thank you for your tax-deductible support of the Atrial Fibrillation Study!

Bill Harris, PhD

President, FARI