Review of Omega-3 Studies shows Heart Health Connection
|Review of Omega-3 Studies shows Heart Health Connection||Darrell Miller||08/03/06|
August 03, 2006 02:53 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Review of Omega-3 Studies shows Heart Health Connection
Review of Omega-3 Studies shows Heart Health Connection… A recent systematic review of studies on omega-3s from oily fish and supplements showed that the fatty acid may reduce the risk of cardiac and sudden death, and potentially stroke, Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2006, Vol.84: 5-17), the review only considered studies that lasted longer than one year and that reported or estimated omega-3 intakes and cardiovascular (CVD) outcomes. Most trials reported that fish oil significantly reduced all-cause mortality, myocardial infraction, cardiac and sudden death, or stroke. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease was reported in one randomized controlled trial, in 25 prospective cohort studies, and in seven case-control studies. The effects on stroke were inconsistent. Evidence suggests that increased consumption of omega-3s from fish or fish-oil supplements reduces the rates of all-cause mortality, cardiac and sudden death, and possibly stroke.