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Omega-3 Level Is the Best Predictor of Mortality

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  • Omega-3 fats have once again been validated for their usefulness in predicting your risk for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality
  • Scientists suggest your omega-3 blood level actually is a better predictor of mortality than serum cholesterol
  • Omega-6 fats also have been linked to mortality, giving me another opportunity to remind you of the importance of balancing your intake of these two essential fatty acids
  • Nontoxic, wild fatty fish or a high-quality supplement are your best options for omega-3s; omega-6s are best obtained from eating nuts and seeds, not vegetable oils
  • I highly recommend you take the omega-3 index blood test to accurately determine and begin to track your omega-3 percentage; GrassrootsHealth offers a convenient, cost-effective test to measure both your vitamin D and omega-3 levels

By Dr. Mercola

Omega-3 has once again been validated for its usefulness to not only lower your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) but also your risk of all-cause mortality. Beyond that, the new research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, suggests measuring your omega-3 blood level may be a better predictor of your risk of death than your serum cholesterol.


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