Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Decrease Blood Triglyceride Levels
Having increased blood triglycerides is a significant risk factor of heart attack and stroke. Regular physical activity reduces triglyceride levels in most people. However, less than half of population meets the minimum recommendation of 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid supplements might help inactive people control blood fat levels. A literature review of 1,341 studies by researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada found that the consumption of more than 4 grams per day of omega-3 fatty acids reduced triglyceride levels between 4 and 51 percent. Omega-3 fatty acids may be an important heart-healthy food that could reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
(Lipids in Health and Disease, 14(1): 53, 2015)