Fish Oil and Atherosclerosis

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK. Medical doctors at two Copenhagen hospitals have confirmed that regular consumption of fish prevents narrowing of the arteries due to atherosclerosis. The doctors performed 40 autopsies and determined that the degree of atherosclerosis present in the coronary arteries was inversely proportional to the amount of docosahexaenoic acid found in the adipose (fatty) tissue. They conclude that fish consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
Seidelin, Kaj N., et al. n-3 fatty acids in adipose tissue and coronary artery disease are inversely related. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 55, June 1992, pp. 1117-19

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Category: Atherosclerosis