Study: Fish oil may help the heart respond better to stress

05/27/2013 | Inquisitr, The

The hearts of subjects who took fish oil supplements for two months were less reactive to stress than those of subjects taking placebo, according to a Michigan Technological University study. "These findings support and extend the growing evidence that fish oil may have positive health benefits regarding neural cardiovascular control in humans," the study authors wrote. "Future studies might examine the influence of longer duration (i.e., chronic) fish oil supplementation on neural cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress, with a particular focus on aged and/or diseased populations."

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