November 13, 2018 by: Vicki Batts
News) Omega-3 fatty acids can help
reduce your risk of heart disease —
even if the mainstream media is trying to say otherwise. While Big Pharma
is trying to get everyone under the sun hooked on a prescription statin
drug for “heart health,” it turns out that all you really need to do is
follow a healthy diet, and perhaps consider supplementation to fill in
that food is a primary driver of disease in the United States, it would
seem self-evident that food is also the solution to the nation’s health
crises. However,the pharmaceutical industry uses its power and influence
to keep the simple fact that proper nutrition (and other health-promoting
lifestyle choices) are key in disease prevention and treatment.
3 fats reduce cardiac death risk
recent study published in the Journal
of Clinical Lipidology has
shown that omega 3 fatty acids can, and do, help reduce the risk of heart
disease and cardiac death. Specifically, the compounds EPA
(eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) were linked to an
overall eight percent reduction in risk.
may not sound like a lot, but consider the fact that statin drugs — which
are widely promoted as a “cure all” for heart disease — only reduce the
absolute risk of heart attack by
a dismal one percent.
death represents nearly two-thirds of all cardiovascular deaths in the
United States, claiming the lives over over 405,000 people each year.
Eight percent of that number is 32,400. That’s 32,400 lives that could
potentially be saved, just with adequate nutrition.
that eight percent figure is just an average: In people who took more than
one gram of omega-3s every day, the reduction in risk was far more
pronounced — to the tune of a
30 percent drop in
cardiac death rates.
as Natural Health 365 reports
even higher risk reduction of 17 percent was found in groups with
elevated LDL cholesterol or triglycerides. This substantiates the
hypothesis that DHA and EPA omega 3s are likely the most useful
for reducing cardiac death in those at higher risk.
acids and heart health
the American Heart Association suggests that healthy people get at
least 250 to 500 mg of EPA and DHA per day. Patients diagnosed with
heart disease are encouraged to up that amount to one gram — and according
to this new research, one gram is indeed enough to elicit substantial
Kevin Maki, lead study author and Chief Scientist for Midwest Biomedical
Research’s Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health, commented
on the findings and
stated, “It’s important to note that these results align with the
conclusions in the recent Science Advisory from the American Heart
Association, which states that EPA and DHA omega-3 treatment ‘is
reasonable’ for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden
notable feature of EPA and DHA omega-3 supplementation is the low risk
associated with its use. Because of the low risk for adverse effects, even
a modest benefit is clinically meaningful,” he added. As sources note,
amounts of three to five grams of omega-3 fats have been used in patients,
with no reported adverse effects.
fatty acids have been linked to a host of other health benefits. These
include better brain function, supporting healthy joints, boosting mood
and promoting healthier skin and hair. Research has even shown that these
fats can help slow the aging process.
can learn more about staying healthy for a lifetime at Prevention.news.
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