Fish consumption lowers heart rate

LILLE, FRANCE. There is increasing evidence that an elevated heart rate is associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. In the Paris Prospective Study, which included more than 7700 men... Read more »

Antiarrhythmic properties of fish oils

Fish Oil and the Heart CHIETI, ITALY. Several large clinical trials have confirmed the ability of fish oils to prevent sudden cardiac death in both presumably healthy subjects as well as in... Read more »

Fish oils recommended for heart disease prevention

DALLAS, TEXAS. The American Heart Association has reviewed the benefits of regular consumption of fish and oils found in fish. The review concludes that consuming fish helps prevent cardiovascular disease including fatal... Read more »

Determination of omega-3 fatty acids in heart tissue

Fish Oils Contain Both Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI. There is overwhelming evidence that omega-3 fatty acids or, more specifically, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), the main... Read more »

Eating fish may lower inflammation in the blood vessels

ATHENS, GREECE. Consuming fish has long been thought to help protect against heart disease, possibly through reducing inflammation in blood vessels. However, study results on the effects of fish on inflammatory markers... Read more »

Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce mortality from heart disease

BASEL, SWITZERLAND. Hyperlipidemia, or excess levels of fats in the blood, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Many lipid-lowering agents exist for both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Read more »

DHA helps prevent heart disease in children

DHA Supplementation Over Two 6-Week Periods BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Children with inherited hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol levels) or hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglyceride levels) are at a substantially increased risk for coronary heart disease.... Read more »

Benefits of fish oils for prevention of heart disease

ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have been linked to lower mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) in several, but not all, observational studies on the topic. Prevention trials of... Read more »

Fish and fish oils help protect the heart

IBARAKI-KEN, JAPAN. It is generally accepted that a moderate intake of fish, around two servings a week, reduces the risk of heart disease. But would a higher intake reduce the risk further?... Read more »

Review confirms fish oil benefits in prevention of heart disease

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Evidence for the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining cardiovascular health has been mounting since the 1970s. Nevertheless, a recent working group convened by the US National Institutes of... Read more »