• Higher levels of omega-3 acids in the blood increases life expectancy by almost five years

    9 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers have found that omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are very good mortality risk predictors. The study used data from a long-term study group, the Framingham Offspring Cohort, which has been monitoring residents of this Massachusetts town, in the United States, since 1971 and concludes that, 'Having higher levels of these acids in the blood, as a result of regularly including oily fish in the diet, increases life expectancy by almost five years.'
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  • In omega-3 fatty acid trials, EPA alone yields greater CV risk reduction vs. EPA plus DHA

    In omega-3 fatty acid trials, EPA alone yields greater CV risk reduction vs. EPA plus DHA

    9 days ago - By Healio

    In a meta-analysis of omega-3 fatty acid trials, eicosapentaenoic acid monotherapy yielded the greatest reduction in CV risk vs. a combination of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid.
    “In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we noted moderate certainty of evidence favoring omega-3 fatty acids for reducing CV mortality and outcomes,” Cardiology Today Intervention Section Editor Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and
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  • Study: Omega-3 levels in blood erythrocytes are good mortality risk predictors

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    Levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood are as good a predictor of mortality from any cause as smoking, according to a study involving the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute , in collaboration with The Fatty Acid Research Institute in the United States and several universities in the United States and Canada.
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