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Fish Oil Has Benefits After a Heart Attack: Study

A new study provides clues about how omega-3 fatty acids can slow or even prevent damage from a heart attack Many heart doctor will tell you that one of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to include more healthy oils, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, in your diet. Studies have shown that people in parts of the world who eat more fish have lower rates of heart disease, and fewer heart attacks. One thing that has been less clear is what role fish oil plays in people who have already had a heart attack. Can omega-3 fat...

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Fatal Heart Attack

Consuming  omega-3 fatty acids may significantly lower your risk of dying from a heartattack, according to the most thorough study to date on this contested nutritional topic. Previous research on fish oil supplements and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids has shown mixed results, with some studies revealing heart-healthy benefits and others finding no benefit at all. The latest research, reported on June 27 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, was the largest of its kind to measure the actual levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the participants’ blood, as opposed to relying on questionnaires in which people report what they eat. Results based on diet questionnaires are prone to...

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Dr. Jørn Dyerberg discusses Omega-3 benefits & heart health

Professor emeritus Jørn Dyerberg is one of the pioneers behind the discovery of the health effects of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids in our foods. His work has paved the way for an entirely new field of research that has grown enormously since his first scientific articles in the 1970’s. Click Here to Watch Video! Dr. Jorn Dyerberg Discusses Omega-3 Benefits for Heart & Health

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Could widespread omega-3 levels be putting American hearts at risk?

About 95% of Americans may have sub-optimal levels of omega-3s that put them at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, says a new study. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicated that 95.7% of a nationally representative sample of Americans has an omega-3 index – a quantification of the fatty acid status of a person – below 4%, reported to be a high risk indicator for coronary heart disease. “Suboptimal [long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCn-3 PUFA)] concentrations are common among U.S. adults despite repeated emphasis on increasing seafood consumption,” wrote the researchers in Nutrients . “Hispanic individuals and...

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7 Reasons You Need Probiotics

Do you suffer from a weakened immune system? Rheumatoid arthritis? GI issues, or Skin conditions?   We often hear the term “probiotic,” especially when it comes to yogurt and its impact on digestive health, and science is continually finding new health benefits of probiotics. To help you sort through the facts, here are 7 proven benefits of probiotics, and how to get more of them in our diets.   What are probiotics, and how are they helpful? Also referred to as “good bacteria,” probiotics are live microorganisms that exist naturally in the gut. Probiotics alter the permeability of the intestinal wall, and...

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