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Omega-3 benefits health heart, too

August 24, 2009 by  

Omega-3 benefits health heart, too After a slew of studies which have documented how omega-3 fatty acids may slow or prevent age-related macular degeneration, new research set out to find evidence of the compounds’ impact on cardiovascular health.

Scientists from the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans have found that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil or supplements called DHA and EPA improve electrical activity and platelet stabilization of the cardiovascular system.

They may also reduce hypertension, thus further lowering the odds of suffering a stroke, the study has found.

Lead researcher Carl Lavie says the scientific community now has "tremendous and compelling" evidence that omega-3 have a range of benefits and potential applications in preventive cardiology.

The study furthermore established that heart attack survivors may be able to reduce their risk of a fatal episode by as much as 30 percent by consuming oily fish or taking supplements containing the fatty acids, something which Lavie sees as a "safe and relatively inexpensive therapy."

The American Heart Association recommends 500 miligrams of DHA and EPA per day.

Results of the study were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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