More research has been conducted related to men and cardiovascular risk than has been done on women. The study reviewed here however included 48, 627 women 15-49 years old who lived in Denmark (Strom M, et al. 2011).
The follow up time was an average of 8 years and data was collected on hypertension, cerebrovascular (stroke), ischemic heart disease and intake of omega 3 fat. The women who participated in the research were relatively young and initially healthy.
The results documented that the women with the lowest intake of omega 3 fatty acids had a 50% increased risk of cardiovascular risk when compared to the ones with the highest intake.
This is a problem which is very easy to correct. Even if you don’t like to eat fish like wild salmon or don’t eat enough fish, just by taking 750 mg of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 750 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) the active ingredients in omega 3 fats per day, you can improve your risk for cardiovascular disease substantially.
This means you only have to take 2 capsules per day of the “Better Fish Oil” which is a very high quality omega 3 fish oil with much higher levels of EPA and DHA than what you find in most fish oil products.
Omega 3 fatty acids also provide a lot of other benefits, so with very little effort you can reap multiple benefits. To read more about these benefits, click here.
To read the original abstract, click on the reference below.
Strøm M, Halldorsson TI, Mortensen EL, Torp-Pedersen C, Olsen SF. Fish, n-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Diseases in Women of Reproductive Age: A Prospective Study in a Large National Cohort. Hypertension. 2012 Jan;59(1):36-43. Epub 2011 Dec 5.