Published On: Wed, Jun 29th, 2016

Salmon, trout, walnuts, flaxseed oil can reduce heart diseases



A new research study has found that eating elevated levels of fatty fish for example salmon and trout and walnuts and flaxseed oil can boost up the levels of omega-3 fatty acids and lower the danger of dying from heart attacks.

The results of the study illustrated that both plant-based and seafood-based omega-3s direct to almost 10 percent reduce the danger of fatal heart attacks. As the heart diseases and heart attacks are increasing in number across the globe.

Dariush Mozaffarian, the researcher from Tufts University in Boston, in the US, stated that “Our results lend support to the importance of fish and omega-3 consumption as part of a healthy diet,”

Fish is the main food basis of omega-3 fatty acids, involving eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Fatty fish for example salmon, trout, anchovies, sardines and herring possess the uppermost quantities of omega-3 fatty acids, even though the entire fish hold a few levels, the US Department of Agriculture’s National Nutrient Database has stated.

Furthermore to omega-3 fatty acids, fish supply particular proteins, vitamin D, selenium and further minerals and elements.

Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid discovered in walnuts, flaxseed oil, and canola oil and a few further seed and nuts and their oils, told the research paper presented in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

To conduct the research study, a total of 19 studies were included from 16 countries and involving 45,637 contributors. Of these, 7,973 people increases an initial heart attack above time, involving 2,781 deaths and 7,157 nonfatal heart attacks.

Mozaffarian continued by saying that “This new global consortium provides an unprecedented opportunity to understand how blood biomarkers of many different fats and fatty acids relate to diverse health outcomes,”



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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.