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Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid: Evidence

This additional resource on the Mayo Clinic’s Patient Care & Health Info section grades the impact of omega 3’s -on specific health issues, such as coronary heart disease and high blood pressure (for which it earns an “A” grade). “There is evidence that an increased intake of fish or omega-3 may be linked to a lower risk of heart failure,” notes the web resource, adding “… there is promising evidence that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of abnormal heart rhythms.”

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