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Fighting Heart Disease with Fish Oil

By February 28, 2012

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An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may help lower your risk for heart disease (the leading cause of death in the U.S.). Studies show that DHA can help reduce a number of cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In addition, DHA is known to curb inflammation (a biological process closely linked to the development of heart disease).

Eating cold-water oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring several times each week can help you achieve ample intake of DHA. If such foods aren't a regular part of your diet, however, you may want to consider taking DHA in supplement form. Many DHA supplements also contain (eicosapentaenoic acid), another heart-healthy omega-3 found in fish oil. Read the article: DHA - What You Need to Know.

February 29, 2012 at 10:23 am
(1) Rishima says:

Hey, thanks for those interesting articles, I’ve had Omega 3 on my radar for quite a while now; mainly because I’ve heard it can improve brain performance and make learning easier. However there’s quite little to be found on the net about that topic (or it’s written so complicated that I get seriously confused…). Do you happen to have a good link about omega 3 for the brain? Thanks :)

March 20, 2012 at 11:15 am
(2) Dr. Terranella says:

Thanks for the interesting post. It’s great to see information that supports a natural prevention of heart disease – the leading cause of death among both men and women. Combining the benefits of a natural lifestyle with traditional medicine is a great way to combat heart disease.

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