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Omega-3 fatty acids slash overall risk of cardiac death

by , 13 March 2018
Omega-3 fatty acids slash overall risk of cardiac death
For years, we've known that omega 3 fatty acids, the healthy fats found in fish oil and fatty fish, are heart-healthy, and a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology confirms the validity of that advice.

The study, which reviewed 14 randomised, controlled trials, found that DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids reduced the overall risk of cardiac death by a statistically significant average of 8%. Keep reading for the full findings.

Study confirms the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for your heart

The studies involved 71,899 people in total and found that consumption of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of cardiac death by an average of 8%. In people who had elevated LDL cholesterol or triglycerides, omega-s reduced the risk of cardiac death by 17%.
 
What’s more, people who took more than 1 g of DHA and EPA every day slashed their risk of cardiac death by almost 30%.
 
“It’s important to note that these results align with the conclusions in the recent Science Advisory from the American Heart Association, which states that EPA and DHA omega-3 treatment ‘is reasonable’ for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death,” said lead study author Dr Kevin Maki.

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This group of nutrients is not only the answer to boosting your mood... Preventing Alzheimer's and dementia... It's also 8 TIMES MORE EFFECTIVE than an Anti-Depressant!...

Nature’s secret to optimum mental health... 
  • Protects you from depression and other mood disorders including schizophrenia. 
  • Improves memory and learning. (In fact, studies show kids who take Omega 3 supplements do better at school, score higher in tests and have fewer behavioural issues than those who don’t.)
  • Fights age-related memory loss and senior moments synonymous with dementia and Alzheimer’s. 
  • And protects against stress-related job burnout. 

And it’s all thanks to the “Omega 3 Effect”

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Dr Maki is the Chief Scientist for Midwest Biomedical Research’s Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health in the United States.
 
“One notable feature of EPA and DHA omega-3 supplementation is the low risk associated with its use,” Dr Maki said. “Because of the low risk for adverse effects, even a modest benefit is clinically meaningful.”
 

The American Heart Association recommends two serving of fish each week

Two serving of fatty fish like salmon supplies 250 mg to 500 mg of DHA and EPA. In addition, the American Heart Association also recommends that people diagnosed with heart disease also take 1 g of DHA per day.
 
You can obtain fish oils from supplements, which can cost as little as R150 per month.

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