When Omega-3s? After Bypass, During Fatty Liver, Before Eye Disease

Topics: Aging and Costs of Aging, High Cholesterol, Wellness and Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful: with vitamin D, they’re something that almost everyone needs to supplement, no matter how good your diet.

Why?

Because people with heart disease who just had a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) had a 49% lower risk for dying 30 days after their CABG than those who didn’t take 882mg of EPA and DHA (in a 1:2 ratio) after their surgery.

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Because kids with fatty liver disease (the most common liver disease in kids, and pretty soon, adults) had a 99% lower chance of severe fatty liver if they took 250 mg/day of DHA than those who did not…and improved insulin sensitivity.

And because omega-3s, especially DHA, can protect your eyesight and prevent AMD, the leading cause of blindness in people over 55 by protecting the nerves in your eyes and reducing inflammation..

DHA is responsible for most of the heart-healthy benefits of fish oil, and gets transformed into EPA if you are short of EPA. Check with your doc before taking extra EPA: it can interact with other drugs.

  • This is even more compelling, with new data http://bit.ly/puG9yR showing that low levels of omega-3 were better correlated to military suicides than the strongest other risk factor: whether the service member reported having had direct exposure to allied troops that had been killed or wounded.