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Do you know what disease causes the most deaths worldwide? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the deadliest disease in the world is ischemic heart disease, accounting for 15.5% of total deaths. As is well known, ischemic heart disease causes most heart attacks. A heart attack occurs about every 20 seconds with a heart attack death about every minute and especially sudden death is more common among women with a heart attack.
For many years, fish oil has demonstrated its ability to prevent this killer disease with many studies. Now more than 18.8 million people in the US are consuming fish oil as omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may benefit heart health and reduce the risk of dying of heart disease.
Japan and South Korea have the lowest rates of heart disease in the world. Especially for South Korea, statistics show that per 100,000 people, only 26 die of heart disease. This is in stark comparison to other countries, where rates can be as high as 461 deaths per 100,000 people. Why might this be?
Fish dishes dominate the Japanese and Korean cuisines, which is a secret of their happy heart. The secret lies not in fish’s protein and vitamin D, but the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil. EPA and DHA, the 2 types of omega-3 fatty acids, lower the risk of heart disease by moderating blood pressure and reducing the risk of arrhythmias that can lead to sudden cardiac death.
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A recent analysis of omega-3s of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health yielded a result on whether daily omega-3 fish oil supplements can reduce heart risks. More than 120,000 adults from all over the world participated in the clinical trial. The study shows interesting results as below:
People who took daily omega-3 fish oil supplements, compared with those who took a placebo, lowered their risk for most cardiovascular disease outcomes, including an 8% reduced risk for heart attack and coronary heart disease death.
A Japanese study consisting of 57,972 Japanese men and women also provides meaningful insights. After following up for 12.7 years, the researchers found that intakes of fish and omega-3 fatty acids were associated with an 18% to 19% lower risk for death from total cardiovascular disease.
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Jim Kelley, a heart attack survivor, had significant differences after taking omega-3 fish oil. He took the fish oil for 6 months with a prescription and his doctor found 6% improvements in his heart function after a medical test. “I’m terrific like I have never had a heart attack.” the man said in an interview with CBS News.
Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death globally in the last 15 years. But there are still steps everyone can take to lower their risk. Our Omega3 Fish Oil Extreme may help you prevent this deadliest disease.