Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cardioprotection
Authors: John H. Lee, et al.
Mid America Heart Institute and University of Missouri-Kansas City
Journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, March 2008
Summary: Researchers reviewed three large controlled trials of 32,000 participants to determine the heart health benefit of long chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). Results suggest omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements reduce heart disease by 19 to 45 percent. People without heart disease should aim for 500 mg/day DHA and EPA, or about 2 meals oily fish per week.