Healthy Facts

Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid

There is evidence from multiple large-scale population (epidemiologic) studies and randomized controlled trials that intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides, reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques (“hardening of the arteries”), and lowers blood pressure slightly.

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Fish and Your Health

There’s no doubt that healthful eating habits contribute to a healthy body. It’s been known for decades that heart health, weight control, illness prevention and overall body functioning are all affected by what we eat. For women, there’s the added importance of eating properly when pregnant or breastfeeding, because another person is depending on you for nourishment.

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