Protecting Your Heart With Fish Oil
August 10, 2006
Nutrients found in fish such as tuna may have beneficial effects on the heart's electrical system, preventing potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorders.
Baked or Broiled, Not Fried
A new study analyzed electrocardiogram information from more than 5,000 adults. Those who ate more baked or broiled fish had healthier heart rhythms. Fried fish did not offer the same benefits, suggesting that the omega-3 fats found in baked and broiled fish were the cause.
Direct Effect on the Circuitry
Fish intake has previously been connected with a reduced of irregular heart beats. Animal studies suggest that fish oil directly affects the heart's electrical circuitry.