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Corrections: maxepa, fish oils and ischaemic heart disease (31 October, p.85)


We very much regret that we were wrong in suggesting cod-liver oil BP as an acceptable equivalent to Maxepa. The dose of 20ml per day, which would be needed to provide a similar amount of marine triglycerides as 10ml of Maxepa, contains excessive amounts of vitamins A and D. Other, non-BP preparations of cod-liver oil contain less vitamin A and D and could be used as an alternative to Maxepa, but details of their composition and its constancy are not generally available except for Seven Seas cod-liver oil, which is therefore the best choice among them.

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