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How can omega-3s help prevent heart disease?

Samantha Heller, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Omega-3s can help prevent cardiovascular disease in the following ways:
  • Omega-3s reduce serum triglycerides (the fat floating in your blood, especially after a meal).
  • The consumption of fish or fish oil (omega-3 fats) lowers risk of death from coronary heart disease, non-sudden death from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and sudden death.
  • Omega-3 fats help to keep blood clots from forming and may prevent cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids may be protective against stroke.
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