Study finds omega-3s may have a cardio-protective effect in women

09/12/2011 | Reuters

A study of 3,300 people in Copenhagen, Denmark, found that women who consumed the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids reduced their risk of heart disease by 38% compared with those who consumed the lowest levels, researchers reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The researchers found no reduced risk of ischemic heart disease generally, however, and one nutrition expert said that while the study raises important questions, it is difficult to extrapolate data from the dietary habits of people from just one country.

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