Studies prove that fish oil reduces risk of heart disease

It has long been thought that fish oil can help reduce the risk of heart disease, but not enough studies were done to prove or debunk that claim. Within the last few years several studies have been completed to finally back the claim that consuming fish oil has positive impacts on cardiovascular health. In 2020 the Mayo Clinic published a comprehensive analysis surrounding the role of omega-3 in the prevention of cardiovascular risks such as heart disease and heart attacks.

The Mayo Clinic study reviewed 40 prior clinical trials and is able to provide authoritative evidence to support the claim that consuming two of the three types of omega-3 (EPA and DHA) is associated with the reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of people of all racial/ethnic groups and genders in the United States, killing almost 700,000 people across the country each year. 

Additionally, the study concludes that the consumption of EPA and DHA reduces the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack), including fatal heart attacks. In summary, the Mayo Clinic study concluded that omega-3 reduced the risk of a coronary heart disease event and death by 9-10%, it reduced the risk of non-fatal heart attack by 13%, and it reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by a whopping 35%.

We are able to get cardio-protection from consuming omega-3, and research has shown that increased benefits go hand-in-hand with increased omega-3 consumption. The study showed that subjects had a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack by supplementing their diet with an additional 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA daily. 

“People should consider the benefits of omega-3 supplements, at doses of 1,000 to 2,000 mg per day – far higher than what is typical, even among people who regularly eat fish,” added study author Dr. Carl Lavie. “Given the safety and diminished potential for interaction with other medications, the positive results of this study strongly suggest omega-3 supplements are a relatively low-cost, high impact way to improve heart health with few associated risks and should be considered as part of a standard preventive treatment for most patients with cardiovascular diseases and those recovering from myocardial infarction.”

Omega-3 is a long-chain, marine-based polyunsaturated fatty acid with 3 different types: EPA, DHA, and ALA. We can get EPA and DHA, the two most common types of omega-3 by eating fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, halibut, and cod. ALA can primarily be found in plant-based foods like olives, walnuts, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds. Coromega has so many delicious options, including vegan options to help you (and your kids) get the daily dose of omega-3 needed for optimal heart health!

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