Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. The good news is we can make lifestyle choices to support heart health. One factor in heart health that has been extensively studied is omega-3 fatty acid consumption. Most studies have shown the greatest heart and cardiovascular benefits from EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold-water fish and certain other marine organisms.
The relationship between omega-3 fatty acid levels and risk of cardiac death is summarized in the below graphic from the New England Journal of Medicine, with higher omega-3 blood levels resulting in a 90% risk reduction.
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Omega-3 fatty acids can benefit heart health in several ways, summarized below.
Omega-3 Benefits Heart Health in Many Ways
Omega-3 fats, especially DHA, benefit your cardiovascular health in a number of different ways, by:
• Lowering blood pressure
• Lowering triglyceride concentrations
• Improving endothelial function (which helps promote growth of new blood vessels)
• Counteracting or preventing cardiac arrhythmia
• Helping prevent thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel)
• Preventing fatty deposits and fibrosis of the inner layer of your arteries
• Counteracting inflammation
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