1stVitality UK News — Heart Disease

10 health benefits of Omega-3s.

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You always hear about omega-3s but what does it all mean and what benefits do these fatty acids have? When you hear the word ‘fat’ and ‘food’, you often believe this will mean the food is bad because fat is bad for you. Well, this is actually not true as omega-3s are in fact some of the most crucial fatty acids we need, and are comprised of three types, EPA, ALA and DHA, which you may have heard of. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function well, but also they deliver some big health benefits but the...

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Omega-3's May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack.

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Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function. WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may protect against further damage in heart attack, patients, a preliminary study suggests. The research included 374 heart attack survivors who received standard treatment and took either a 4-gram prescription-only dose of omega-3 fatty acids each day or a placebo. The researchers said that people probably couldn't get that level of omega-3 fatty acids from diet alone. To illustrate how large a dose that is, the researchers noted that 4 grams of omega-3...

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Omega-3 Supplements Help Treat Depression.

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may be useful in treating major depression. New research shows that when patients with major depression and no concurrent anxiety disorder were treated with omega-3 supplements, their symptoms were markedly reduced compared to patients treated with placebo. Major depression affects five to 10 percent of the population.  Symptoms include severely depressed mood, loss of interest in usual activities, loss of pleasure, and fatigue.  Sufferers can also experience marked weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleep, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, and recurrent thoughts of suicide.  Three to four percent of patients commit suicide. Diagnosis...

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