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Fish Oil Slows Progression of Plaque Buildup in Arteries

As I have written in the past, eating plenty of fish oil, which is rich in omega-3, is known to cut the risk of heart disease and death. Now researchers have found that eating fish significantly reduces the progression of coronary artery atherosclerosis (the build-up of plaques in the arteries) among women who already have coronary artery disease. So not only is the omega-3 in fish useful for preventing heart disease, but it appears to slow the progression of it as well. It's important to mention that I don't recommend eating fish due to all of the contamination concerns, but it is so important to get omega-3 in your diet from fish oil. Here are just a few of the reasons why omega-3 is essential to the human body.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition September 2004 Vol. 80, No. 3, 626-632

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