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“Significant Clinical Impact”

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Equal Lifestyle Changes For Blood Pressure Benefits ~

Consuming Omega-3 supplements or Omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure.

About 60% of the U.S. adult population is reported to have elevated blood pressure. As a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, scientists note that hypertension (high blood pressure) can be managed by a number of non-drug approaches, and according to a large-scale meta-analysis involving 70 randomized controlled trials, high blood pressure may be improved by Omega-3 Fatty Acids: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The findings, which were published in the American Journal of Hypertension, noted that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3s was associated with an average 1.52 mmHg and 0.99 mmHg reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure respectively. Cardiovascular benefits were even greater for untreated hypertensive subjects, who experienced average reductions of systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 4.51 mmHg and 3.05 mmHg respectively. Benefits also extended to patients with normal blood pressure levels, who experienced reductions of 1.25 mmHg and 0.62 mmHg in systolic and diastolic blood pressure respectively. When measuring blood pressure, even small reductions can have a significant clinical impact, according to the scientists who added that each 2 mm Hg reduction reduces stroke mortality by 6%, coronary heart disease mortality by 4% and total mortality by 3%.7. Noting that the strongest effects were observed among untreated hypertensive subjects, the researchers concluded that available evidence indicates provision of EPA and DHA reduces systolic blood pressure, while provision of more than 2 grams reduces diastolic blood pressure. Thus, from a clinical and public health perspective, provision of EPA+DHA may lower BP and ultimately reduce the incidence of associated chronic diseases.

Sources: World Health Net and NutraIngredients

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‘Significant Clinical Impact’ - Omega-3s Fatty Acids Equal Lifestyle Changes For Blood Pressure Benefits ~

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Too Much of a Bad Thing ~

Controlling the amount of cholesterol in your blood is one of the best ways to decrease your risk for heart attack or stroke. Ideally, you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad one) under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35. You can help lower LDL and triglycerides by avoiding foods with saturated fat, (the number-one cholesterol-boosting culprit which clogs arteries and increases LDL levels). Avoid whole-milk dairy products (swap the ice cream for low-fat frozen yogurt; skip the brie cheese in favor of part-skim mozzarella). Avoid processed meats (trade the bacon, sausage, liverwurst for substitute lower-fat options, like bacon and sausage made from turkey and other lean protein sources). Don’t forget to add Garlic to your diet; the German Commission E Monographs support the use of Garlic in lowering excessive serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.


To wake up refreshed tomorrow, scale back on screen time tonight. A Japanese study found that people who watched TV or used a computer more than three hours per evening were more likely to report insufficient sleep, even if actual sleep duration was about normal, as electronic media may increase your need for sleep and undercut its quality. The message is clear. Start tonight and make this your new nightly habit for new brighter days.



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