Omega-3’s on Cardiovascular Protection

The Mayo Clinic Proceedings put out a comprehensive analysis highlighting Omega 3’s cardioprotective effects. Intake of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from fish oil supplementation were shown to reduce risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) and heart attack. EPA and DHA are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids primarily found in fish. Study results indicated that a 1,000-2,000 mg dosage reduces deficiency and supports cardiovascular health.

Reduced Risk Table:

  • Fatal heart attack (35% reduction)
  • Non-fatal heart attack (13% reduction)
  • CHD events and mortality (9-10% reduction)