Winter 2017

Heart Helpers

The power of omega-3s.

People with more omega-3s in their blood have a lower risk of dying from a heart attack, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

People with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in many fish, nuts, seeds and oils, had a 25 percent lower risk of fatal heart attack, compared to people with the lowest levels, according to the study.

“For the leading cause of death in the world, lowering the risk by about 25 percent would be quite meaningful,” said senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School.

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