Protect Yourself From Pollution With Krill Oil
January 14, 2006
Pollution exposure can cause heart rate variability to decline, which is a risk factor for problems including cardiac arrhythmia and heart attack. A new study indicates that fish oil may help counter air pollution-related changes in heart function.
Fish Oil Vs. Soy Oil
Residents of a nursing home took either a daily two-gram fish oil supplement or soy oil supplements for six months. Those who took the fish oil did not experience any decline in heart rate variability.
In contrast, those who took the soy oil experienced only "marginal, nonsignificant" benefits.
Prevents Arrhythmia and Sudden Death
The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish oil could, therefore, act as a preventive measure against arrhythmia and sudden death, especially among those exposed to ambient air pollution.