Lower Your Fatal Heart Attack Risk
For years, studies have shown a link between a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and a healthy heart. But new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that people who eat foods rich in these heart-healthy fats are 10% less likely to die from a heart attack than those who don’t.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish like salmon, trout, tuna, and anchovies, and in leafy green vegetables, walnuts, and certain vegetable oils, promote healthy digestion, muscle activity, and cell growth. This new study looked at omega-3s from seafood and plant sources and not sources like fish oil supplements.
Interestingly, while the research—which analyzed data from 19 studies conducted worldwide—showed a reduction in heart attack deaths in those with high blood levels of omega-3 fats, it did not show a correlation between omega-3s and non-fatal heart attack risk.
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