Cardiovascular Protection with Omega-3 Fatty AcidAuthor(s): Kelvin Yeung
An estimated 83,600,000 adults in the United State (US) have one or more types of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). More than 90% have hypertension, 18% have Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), close to 10% have myocardial infarction (MI) and 8% have stroke. Omega-3 and other natural health products have been shown to protect against cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. They might be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, inflammatory diseases, childhood learning and behavior, cancer prevention, and adult psychiatric and neurodegenerative illnesses. Evidence suggests they June enhance the therapeutic effects of conventional medicines for hyperlipidemias.