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Omega-3 and Fish Oil: What Role in Reducing Heart Attack

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like salmon and fish oil supplements, have a significant role in maintaining a healthy heart. "Doctors have long believed that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are the nutrients that reduce the risk of dying of heart disease," The Mayo Clinic said, adding that the American Heart Association recommends that people eat 3.5-ounce servings of fish that have omega-3s at least twice a week.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The role of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA is two-fold.  One is the reduction of the initiation of inflammation in the first place, and the other is to accelerate resolution of any residual existing inflammation.  You need a therapeutic dose to do both effectively.

 

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