Podcast 159: Fish Oil and Heart Health

Martin and Scott discuss a local newspaper article that says fish oil protects against cellular aging, and heart disease.

Reuters in CHICAGO – A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps keep the DNA of heart patients from unraveling, which may help explain why fish oil is so beneficial after a heart attack, U.S. researchers said Tuesday. Cardiologists have known for a long time now that omega-3 fish oil seems to be beneficial for patients with coronary heart disease,” said Dr. Ramin Farzaneh-Far of the University of California, San Francisco, whose study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

A number of studies over the last 20 years or so have shown that after patients have had a heart attack, taking fish oil through diet or supplements is able to reduce the risk of a subsequent heart attack or death from coronary heart disease.”

Click here to read the full article by Julie Steenhuysen
Fish oil protects against cellular aging: study

Author: Martin Pytela