Seafood Benefits Research

The Science Behind Seafood's Health Benefits

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Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Cardioprotection

Authors: John H. Lee, et al. / Journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, March 2008

Summary

Researchers reviewed three large controlled trials of 32,000 participants to determine the heart health benefit of long chain omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA). Results suggest omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements reduce heart disease by 19 to 45 percent. People without heart disease should aim for 500 mg/day DHA and EPA, or about 2 meals oily fish per week.