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Wang et al. has viewed 842 articles in the field of primary and secondary prevention views (5) . The conclusion was that an increased consumption of the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, through fish and/or through nutritional supplements, decreased both the overall mortality and the occurrence of heart attacks but also sudden cardiac death. Furthermore, it was of importance, that no or only very few complications occurred. A study from the Mayo Clinic confirms the protective effect of Omega-3 fatty acid on the heart (6) .


FATTY ACIDS

OMEGA-3



The among others Antithrombotic properties may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease since the following effects have been demonstrated:

lowering of blood pressure, the clotting factor and the levels of blood fats | reduction in the risk of arteriosclerosis and a sudden heart failure | formation of the vasodilator tissue hormones | increase in the fluidity of the cell membranes | improvement of the flow properties of the blood | improved operation of the white blood cells in inflammatory reactions.