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Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces CVD Risk

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Research highlights how omega-3 fish oil supplementation may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular-related events.

Welcome to this edition of the designs for health audio science article the benefits of fish oil supplementation on cardiovascular health are well established and ubiquitous in the medical literature in previous blog articles we highlighted the many roles that fish oil supplementation specifically omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids epa and dha play such as

Lowering heart rate supporting eye health and improving heart function post heart attack most recently however a meta meta-analysis published in the journal of the american heart association provides the most updated evidence concerning omega-3 supplementation and cardiovascular disease risk the purpose of the meta-analysis study was to elucidate the long-held

Controversy between fish oil supplementation and lowered risk of cardiovascular disease evidence from 13 different randomized clinical trials involving over 120 000 participants was used to support their findings including three recent large randomized clinical trials that increased the sample size of the study by 64 the omega-3 fish oil dose ranged from 376

To 4 000 milligrams per day with various proportions of epa and dha however most trials tested doses around 850 milligrams per day the study found out that compared with the placebo group daily omega-3 fish oil supplementation significantly lowered the risk for most cardiovascular events including an 8 reduced risk for myocardial infarction and death from

Coronary heart disease it is important to note that no benefits were found for the reduced risk of stroke moreover even after excluding the reduce-it trial from the analyses which tested with very high dose supplementation marine derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids nevertheless reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and related endpoints there was

A linear dose response relationship meaning the higher the dose of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids the greater risk reduction for most cardiovascular disease outcomes according to the present study the dose response analysis based on 58 randomized clinical trials predicted that total triglyceride levels reduced by 5.9 milligrams per deciliter for every 1

Gram per day increase of omega-3 fish oil another very recent review published in early march of 2020 in the journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis similarly examined large-scale clinical studies from the last 50 years on omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for cardiovascular disease prevention and elucidated the molecular mechanisms involved in addition to

Providing antiarrhythmic cell membrane stabilization anti-inflammatory and cardioprotective benefits this review determines that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential for physiological homeostasis and optimal health clinically this is exciting news given the high incident rates of cardiovascular disease globally this updated research is promising for

Practitioners with patients who are suffering from cardiovascular disease and or other related metabolic conditions it is important to note that fish oil supplementation is not a cure-all or only way to support heart health and inversely the cardiovascular system isn’t the only system that benefits from omega-3 fish oil supplementation patients with cardiovascular

Related and metabolic diseases may benefit from a variety of other nutrients that support cardiovascular health additional nutrients beneficial for patients with cardiovascular disease include coenzyme q10 magnesium carnitine and ribose coupled with a heart-healthy food plan such as the mediterranean diet high in dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids as

Well as daily movement supplementing with these nutrients may lower the risk of developing co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes and alzheimer’s disease and other cardiovascular disease events thanks for listening for more excellent educational content be sure to visit you

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Fish Oil Supplementation Reduces CVD Risk By designs for health