A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that having high levels of omega three in the blood can lower the risk of a fatal heart attack by as much as twenty five percent.
What renders this study different from others is the fact that it works by measuring the actual blood rather than by using a questionnaire.
The results of the study are as follows: patients who had higher levels of omega three in their blood had a decreased risk for fatal heart attacks, with the risk going down as the levels went up. What is interesting is that the omega 3 doesn’t lower the risk of heart attacks themselves, it only increases the chances of surviving one.
But, in all honesty, that itself is more than enough.
A very important element of the study is as follows: people who took supplements to increase their omega three levels didn’t actually have increased omega 3 levels, only those who actually ate fish (or plants) did. This means that taking supplements won’t actually provide you with the nutrients that you are trying to get, at least not with omega three.
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