Omega 3 Cuts Heart Attacks
It seems daily that new studies come out concerning whether or not omega 3 cuts heart attacks. This most recent article is firmly in the Yes camp. There will likely be some new study or flaws recognized in the ones cited in the article. So here’s the real question… what is the downside of getting omega-3 fatty acids in your diet? The adverse effects and costs must certainly be lower than waiting for a heart condition to progress to the point that surgery or pharmaceuticals are necessary.
Eating more fish or taking a fish oil supplement can reduce your risk of a heart attack, according to a pair of Harvard-led clinical trials.
Heart benefits from omega-3 fatty acids were found both in healthy people and in people with conditions that put them at increased risk of heart attack, stroke or heart disease, the two studies found.
The Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) found that healthy people who took a fish oil supplement suffered fewer heart attacks, particularly if they were black or did not regularly eat fish.
Meanwhile, a purified form of omega-3 fatty acid reduced the risk of death by heart disease, heart attack or stroke in people with hardened arteries or other heart risk factors, according to findings from the Reduction of Cardiovascular Events with Icosapent Ethyl Intervention Trial (REDUCE-IT).
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