Supplementation with Fish Oil–derived Omega-3 Fatty Acids and -linolenic acid Effects Blood Lipid Levels

The January American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Reports supplementation with fish oil-based omega-3 fatty acids and linolenic acid may reduce 10-year risk of myocaridal infarction.

The study of 31 women provided various levels of supplementation, had plasma lipid levels measured after 28 days. The group provided daily with 4g of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plus 2g of linolenic acid was estimated to have a 43% risk reduction.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 77, No. 1, 37-42, January 2003.
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada
by Maggie Laidlaw and Bruce J Holub

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