Healthy Dose: Fish Oil

Healthy Dose: Fish Oil

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: 150%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial"><span style="font-size: small">Want to lower your risk of heart disease? One option is to change your diet to include primarily salmon, mackerel, or herring. These fatty fish contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids work by lowering our triglycerides. The result? A lower risk of stroke, a heart attack, or even death. In fact, studies have shown that triglycerides can be reduced by up to 45%. This is the same amount as commonly prescribed medications such as Tricor or niacin. <br /></span></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: 150%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial"><p><span style="font-size: small">&nbsp;</span></p></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; line-height: 150%" class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial"><span style="font-size: small">Many supplements are available at your local pharmacy or health food store. A prescription product is available called Lovaza. It provides a consistent dose, is less likely to cause an upset stomach, has a lower risk of mercury exposure and less likely to have the least tolerable side effect&hellip;a fishy burp. I&rsquo;m pharmacist Tom Carey for SwedishAmerican&rsquo;s, A Health Dose.<br /></span></span></p>

Want to lower your risk of heart disease? One option is to change your diet to include primarily salmon, mackerel, or herring. These fatty fish contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids work by lowering our triglycerides. The result? A lower risk of stroke, a heart attack, or even death. In fact, studies have shown that triglycerides can be reduced by up to 45%. This is the same amount as commonly prescribed medications such as Tricor or niacin.

 

Many supplements are available at your local pharmacy or health food store. A prescription product is available called Lovaza. It provides a consistent dose, is less likely to cause an upset stomach, has a lower risk of mercury exposure and less likely to have the least tolerable side effect…a fishy burp. I’m pharmacist Tom Carey for SwedishAmerican’s, A Health Dose.

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