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What are the benefits of taking omega-3 fish oil?

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Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce triglycerides
  • Slow the development of plaque in the arteries
  • Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm
  • Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke
  • Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

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