Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption Linked to Improved Heart Health
A Japanese study comparing native Japanese men, American men living in the United States, and Japanese born men living in the United States has found that men with the highest consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has a decreased risk of developing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. The native Japanese diet had far superior (two-fold higher) levels of omega-3 fatty acids when compared to the American diet or a modified Japanese diet. The article goes on to state that pollution concerns with regards to many forms of fresh fish make the recommendation for omega-3 fatty acid supplementation prudent and effective to promote cardiovascular health.
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Sekikawa A, Curb JD, Ueshima H, et al. “Marine-Derived n-3 Fatty Acids and Atheroscierosis in Japanese, Japanese-American, and White Men – A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Volume 52, pp417-424. Aug 2008Yours in Health,Tim Irving DC, MS, LMTOptimum Function: 819 SE Morrison St. ste. 215, Portland, OR, 97215Optimum Function = Optimum Health