Study: Omega 3 Intake Lowers Risk of Death by 21%

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Brand new study (March 2024) shows without question that increasing DHA levels in the bloodstream to even just ‘adequate’ reduces the risk of all-cause mortality by 21%

This is incredible! It is SUCH an easy step to take!

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Main Study: O’Keefe, Evan L., James H. O’Keefe, Nathan L. Tintle, Jason Westra, Luc Abuisson, and William S. Harris. 2023. “Circulating Docosahexaenoic Acid and Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality.” Social Science Research Network. Rochester, NY. April 18, 2023.

O’Keefe, James H., Hussam Abuissa, Antonio Sastre, David M. Steinhaus, and William S. Harris. 2006. “Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Resting Heart Rate, Heart Rate Recovery after Exercise, and Heart Rate Variability in Men with Healed Myocardial Infarctions and Depressed Ejection Fractions.” The American Journal of Cardiology 97 (8): 1127–30.

Zhang, Xin, Jennifer A. Ritonja, Na Zhou, Bingshu E. Chen, and Xinzhi Li. 2022. “Omega‐3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Intake and Blood Pressure: A Dose‐Response Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Journal of the American Heart Association 11 (11).

Fang, Su-Chen, Yu-Lin Wu, and Pei-Shan Tsai. 2019. “Heart Rate Variability and Risk of All-Cause Death and Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies.” Biological Research for Nursing, September, 109980041987744.

Lilleberg, Hanne Sether, Simon Lebech Cichosz, My Svensson, Jeppe Hagstrup Christensen, Jesper Fleischer, Ivar Eide, and Trond Jenssen. 2019. “The Effect of Marine N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Heart Rate Variability in Renal Transplant Recipients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Nutrients 11 (12): 2847.

Andrade-Vieira, Rafaela, Jae H Han, and Paola A Marignani. 2013. “Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Promotes the Inhibition of Glycolytic Enzymes and MTOR Signaling by Regulating the Tumor Suppressor LKB1.” Cancer Biology & Therapy 14 (11): 1050–58.

McGlory, Chris, Philip C. Calder, and Everson A. Nunes. 2019. “The Influence of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on Skeletal Muscle Protein Turnover in Health, Disuse, and Disease.” Frontiers in Nutrition 6 (September).

Harris, William S., Nathan L. Tintle, Fumiaki Imamura, Frank Qian, Andres V. Ardisson Korat, Matti Marklund, Luc Djoussé, et al. 2021. “Blood N-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Total and Cause-Specific Mortality from 17 Prospective Studies.” Nature Communications 12 (1): 2329.

Lai, Heidi TM, Marcia C de Oliveira Otto, Rozenn N Lemaitre, Barbara McKnight, Xiaoling Song, Irena B King, Paulo HM Chaves, et al. 2018. “Serial Circulating Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Healthy Ageing among Older Adults in the Cardiovascular Health Study: Prospective Cohort Study.” BMJ, October, k4067.

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