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Omega-3s May Improve Healing After a Heart Attack

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  • Recent research suggests high doses (4 grams) of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA may help improve healing after a heart attack
  • Another study found heart attack survivors who took 1 gram of animal-based omega-3 fat each day for three years had a 50 percent reduced chance of sudden cardiac death
  • It’s important to realize that omega-3 from marine animal and plant sources are NOT interchangeable. Plant-based ALA is a source of energy, while DHA and EPA are important structural elements of your cells

By Dr. Mercola

Mounting research drives home the importance of animal-based omega-3 fats for heart health. After reviewing this topic carefully, I am now convinced that maintaining a healthy level of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may be one of the most important food priorities.

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