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Health Benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids Written by Gloria Tsang, RD Published in Jul 2005; Updated in May 2007 (HealthCastle.com) What are omega 3 fatty acids? They're a nutritional element that first caught researchers' attention about 20 years ago – and what they discovered could have health benefits for anyone worried about a healthy heart. In the early 1980s, studies showed that the Inuit had low rates of heart disease despite their high- fat diet rich in fish. It turns out the omega 3 fatty acids in the fish may be what protects their hearts, along with other health benefits. Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Heart Disease and Cholesterol Omega 3 fatty acids are poly-unsaturated fatty acids. Studies show that a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids may help lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol). Omega 3 fatty acids may also act as an anticoagulant to prevent blood from clotting. Several other studies also suggest that these fatty acids may help lower
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