Omega-3 supplements may help you recover after a heart attack.

After a heart attack, the heart muscle can change shape and size, or “remodel,” either in a way that can lead to eventual heart failure or in a way that improves heart health. And a recent study suggests that high doses of fish oil can tip the scales in the right direction — toward beneficial remodeling. More than 350 people who’d had a heart attack participated in the study; half took four grams of fish oil every day for six months, while the other half took a placebo. Those who took the fish oil were more likely to experience beneficial remodeling, have less scarring in healthy areas of the heart, and have fewer signs of inflammation. Talk with your cardiologist about incorporating fish oil into your regimen if you’ve had a recent heart attack.  Eating salmon or ocean trout (the only fish in North America with predictable DHA omega-3 levels) regularly, as part of a nourishing diet, has been linked to lower risk of both heart attack and heart failure.

Effect of Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters on Left Ventricular Remodeling After Acute Myocardial Infarction

"Omega-3 fatty acids are most important, as they bring balance to our hormones, reduce inflammation, regulate our blood sugar, prevent blood clotting, keep our cholesterol and triglycerides in balance, relax our blood vessels, and make our cells healthy and resilient."
Phuli Cohan

Posted on March 23, 2017 and filed under nutrition.