Fish, Not Supplements, Is Best For Heart Health

If you’re looking to reduce your risk of heart failure, taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements is not the way to go, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. You need to get fish into your diet on a weekly basis.

The researchers who conducted this study used data from 20,000 male physicians who are participants in the Physicians’ Health Study, which has been in progress since 1982, to evaluate the effectiveness of taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements and eating fish in terms of preventing heart failure. Blood samples were taken to determine the level of omega-3 fatty acids in the participants’ blood and the amount of fish consumed was determined by food questionnaires the physicians completed.

What the researchers found was that the results were not conclusive with the supplements, but they were conclusive with eating fish. Fish intake was associated with lower risk of heart failure for all levels of consumption greater than one serving per month.

Take a look at what the American Heart Association has to say about eating fish and reducing heart failure risk.You’ll see some real similarities to the findings from this study.

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~ by chasm63 on October 10, 2012.

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