Omega-3s and Cardio Protection

Omega-3s play a role in a variety of cardioprotective functions, including reducing the risk of cardiac death, triglyceride lowering and blood pressure reduction. The question of dosage is answered by considering the continuum of cardioprotection.

Cardio continuum chart

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