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ABOUT THIS VIDEO: If you have a high TG level, there are ways to lower it—a healthy diet, lose weight, address medical conditions like prediabetes/diabetes. Sometimes, the doctor may prescribe meds, like Vascepa (icosapent ethyl). But is taking Vascepa worth it?

0:00 Introduction & announcements
7:17 High triglycerides & omega 3 fish oil supplements
12:24 What is Vascepa?
15:42 Study #1: the MARINE Trial (2011)
18:15 Study #2: the REDUCE-IT Trial (2019)
20:06 Study #3: the EVAPORATE Trial (2020)
22:52 Short video about the REDUCE-IT Trial
24:35 Q&A portion

For more info about the Vascepa trials, check out these articles:
– https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21683321 (MARINE Trial)
– https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1812792 (REDUCE-IT Trial)
– https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2020/08/26/15/52/sat-310am-final-results-of-the-evaporate-trial-esc-2020 (EVAPORATE Trial)
– https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa652/5898836 (EVAPORATE Trial)

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Dr. Brewer started as an Emergency Doctor. After seeing too many preventable heart attacks, he went to Johns Hopkins to learn Preventive Medicine. While there, he went on the run the post-graduate training program (residency) in Preventive Medicine. From there, he made a career of practicing and managing preventive medicine and primary care clinics. His later role in this area was Chief Medical Officer for Premise, which has close to 1,000 primary care/prevention clinics. He was also the Chief Medical Officer for MDLIVE, the second largest telemedicine company. More recently, he founded PrevMed, a heart attack & stroke prevention clinic.

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