Taking EPA/DHA Associated With Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality
According to the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, there may exists a strong correlation between individuals with higher intakes of omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA and a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease in both men and women. The intake of omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA comes from consumption of marine sources.
The study looked at 63,257 men and women (between 45-74 years of age) and had them fill out a questionnaire which indicated the amount of omega-3 fatty acids ingested. The individuals were followed up after a year of the original questionnaire and showed that 4,780 deaths were attributed to cardiovascular disease. The important piece of the study was that the individuals in the top 25% of omega-3 fatty acid intake were compared to those in the bottom 25%, the top group was at a 17% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Eur J Prev Cardio. 2013 Dec 16.