Cardiovascular health could benefit from higher consumption of fish oil

Source: Heart journal

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Date of publication: March 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  A study lead by the University Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has stated that encouraging higher consumption of fish oil could greatly benefit cardiovascular health in middle-aged white men. Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and slow the formation of fatty plaque in arteries, both of which lead to coronary artery calcification, a predictor of heart disease and found lower in Japanese men who’s diet consisted largely of fish.

Length of publication: 6 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum

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