A systemic overhaul of data available from the prestigious Cochrane healthcare database has overturned some longstanding assumptions regarding Omega-3 Acids. For example, proponents of a diet rich in Omega-3s have long proclaimed that such a regimen is both heart-healthy and could have a significant role to play in mitigating or outright stopping the possibility of a stroke or heart attack. Checking facts related to the ingestion of various Omega-3s and the perceived relationship this ingestion showed to deaths, particularly cardiac deaths, showed a minimal relationship. This proved to be the case whether the ingester consumed supplements or foods high in Omega-3. While ingesting fish or other protein based Omegas appeared to have little effect on the effectiveness needle, there did seem to be some small effect when the ingested Omega source was plant-based.
- An exhaustive review of data available through the prestigious Cochrane library of healthcare information has overturned a few long held dietary assumptions.
- It’s long been assumed that consuming more Omega-3 fatty acids would improve cardiac health and also lessen the chance of a heart attack or stroke.
- Unfortunately for supplement-users, the data review revealed little to no correlation between consumption and improved cardiac health.
“As you read the summary below, be aware that the main omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-lenolinic acid (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).”