Scientific Research Confirms the
Amazing Healing Power of Omega-3's
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Mayo Clinic Says Omega-3's Improve Heart Health
The Mayo Clinic says that Omega-3 fatty acids should be part of a heart-healthy diet. In its August Health Letter, the Mayo Clinic reported that omega-3s help reduce triglycerides, lower blood pressure and reduce blood clotting.
Fish Oil Reduces Likelihood of Heart Attack
A comprehensive study of nearly 12,000 heart attack patients, who were then given a fish oil supplement afterwards, found health improvements in as little as 4 months later. The study concluded that the patients were significantly less likely to have a second heart attack or sudden death.
Reduced Risk of Blocked Arteries
A two year study of 162 patients, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that those taking fish oil had less artery-blocking deposits, and that taking fish oil supplements was beneficial for patients with atherosclerosis.
More Effective than Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
A comprehensive review of 97 studies and 270,000 patients revealed that fish oil was nearly twice as effective in lowering cholesterol that popular statin drugs. The authors concluded that fish oil supplements were an effective alternative for reducing heart-related mortality.
Post-Menopausal Women with High DHA Have Better Heart Health
A study published in the Journal of Lipid Research looked at 228 post-menopausal women with artery disease. The women with high levels of DHA in their blood had lower levels of triglycerides and less artery disease.
High Omega-3 Levels Help Men Reduce Risk for Sudden Death
A study published in the American Heart Association Journal, Circulation, looked at over 5,250 middle-aged men for a period of 22 years. Researchers found that men with the highest Omega-3 levels in their body had the lowest risk for sudden death.
Fish Oil Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides
During a recent clinical trial with 65 participants, half were given 1000mg of Omega-3 from fish oil and the other half were given olive oil. After 6 months, the patients taking fish oil had lower triglycerides, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and higher HDL (good cholesterol). The other group experienced no changes.
Fish Oil Promotes Better Brain Function
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looked at a group of patients born in 1936. By the time these individuals reached the age of 64, those who took a fish oil supplement had better brain function than those who did not take fish oil.
Improves Mental Performance in those aged 70-89
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition monitored the EPA and DHA consumption of 210 elderly participants between the ages of 70-89. Those taking a fish oil supplement showed a big improvement in their mental capacity and less mental decline.
Helps Preserve Mental Functioning
A study featured in the journal Neurology looked at the correlation between Omega-3 intake and the preservation of cognitive abilities. 1,613 participants were examined between the ages of 45 and 70. Taking Omega-3 was found to help reduce the risk of mental impairment.
Supports Mood Balance
According to a landmark study at Harvard Medical School conducted by Andrew L. Stoll, M.D., omega-3 fatty acids improved the short-term course of illness in a preliminary, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of patients with bipolar disorder. Dr. Stoll suggests that natural sources of omega-3's (especially fish oil) may help bring mood into balance.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Positively Impact Mental Health
Research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine suggests a significant correlation between levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and positive mental health. Participants who had the lowest levels of Omega-3's were found to score higher on psychological evaluations for negative outlooks as well as symptoms of mild or moderate depression.
Reduces Joint Tenderness and Morning Stiffness
Researchers studying the connection between taking a fish oil supplement and joint tenderness found a direct link—and that taking Omega-3 reduces joint tenderness and morning joint stiffness. The study found that patients may be able to reduce or even discontinue taking their prescription pain medication.
Reduced Back Pain and Use of NSAIDs
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center found that omega-3 fatty acids reduced neck and back pain—the most common type of pain in America. Fifty-nine percent of the subjects reported they had completely stopped NSAID medication and 80% said they were satisfied with their improvement.
Omega-3's May Protect Against Aging
Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that omega-3s slow down the shortening of telomeres, which are involved in cell renewal. Researchers concluded that Omega 3's may protect against aging on a cellular level.
Healthy Vision Depends Omega-3's
The FASEB Journal reported that Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, are essential for supporting healthy retinas.