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Heart health: Not all omega-3s are equal

June 10, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

Seafood — particularly oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna — is a rich natural source of omega-3 fatty acids. A wealth of evidence suggests that individuals who eat seafood between one and four times a week are less likely to die of heart disease than those who do not.

Many people take supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids in the belief that these will also help protect them against cardiovascular disease. However, evidence from clinical trials investigating the benefits of these supplements for heart health has been mixed.

Some research suggests that only high doses of EPA appear to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. However, a recently published clinical trialTrusted Source found no reduction in risk for people with high cardiovascular risk who took a supplement that contained a combination of EPA and DHA.

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