Omega-3 and Cod Liver Oil Benefits

Posted by gw in Cod Liver Oil on 16-06-2009

This article will foccus on cod liver oil benefits and fish oil benefits. It’s no surprise that a great part of the world suffers from the cardiac disease due to unhealthy lifestyles. In the United States cardiac disease remains the number one killer among adults and they’re are many similar statistics in many of other modern countries. This however, can be easily prevented with proper, safe exercise and eating the right foods and supplements such as fish oil capsules.

Although many factors contribute to cardiac disease we will discuss one of them in two parts. Initially we will consider the relation of the fish consumption and the myocardial infarction. Secondly we will consider the effects of the dietetic supplementation with Omega-3 and the vitamin E for those which had previously survived an heart attack.

Fish consumption and cardiac disease were a subject of the innumerable studies. A research project combined data taken on several such studies including the studies of doctors in the United States in particular. The aim of this research was to examine the relationship between fish consumption and risk of of coronary disease.

The participants of the study included 1822 men between the ages of forty and fifty-five which were free from cardiovascular disease.During the 30 years follow-up there was a total of 430 deaths of the cardiovascular disease with 293 due to myocardial infractions. The last 196 were sudden, 94 were not-sudden and the others three could not be classified as either. Almost all sudden deaths were caused by myocardial infarction.

A detailed dietetic history was kept on each participant including daily fish consumption. Each participant was classified by category in one of four groups. The first group supposedly did not consume any fish. The second group consumed between one and seventeen grams of fish per day. The third and fourth groups measured consumption as eighteen to thirty four grams per day and more considerably than thirty-four grams per day respectively.

Foreseeable the results explained an opposite relationship between the fish consumption and the occurrence of the myocardial infarction. In particular the participants who ate at least 35 grams of fish per day had a death rate of 42% less heart attacks compared with those which did not eat any fish on the whole.

Cod liver oil has high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Besides having a positive effect on the heart, brain and bones. This oil has also been proven to reduce the stiffness and problems associated with arthritis.
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