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Omega-3心臟病患者 Omega-3 for heart patients

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published guidelines advising doctors to prescribe omega-3 fish oils for heart attack sufferers with the aim of reducing the number of cardiac deaths. Heart disease and related complications are the UK’s biggest killer, leading to over 103,000 deaths a year.
There is compelling evidence suggesting that higher consumption of omega-3 fatty acids increases survival rates following a heart attack by up to 43%. The benefits of consuming high doses of omega-3 for cardiovascular health include:
- Maintaining the elasticity of blood vessels, improving blood flow and guarding against stroke. [i]
- Lowering blood triglycerides (fatty deposits in the blood) making blood more fluid and less prone to clotting. [ii]
- Lowering concentrations of LDL (or 'bad') cholesterol [iii] to reduce clogging in the arteries and the risk of atherosclerosis.
- Reducing atrial fibrillation. [iv]

The guidelines specify the type of omega-3 that is suitable, namely a purified concentration of omega-3 ethyl esters for optimum bioavailability in the body. All of Igennus’ products contain highly purified concentrations of the ethyl-EPA fatty acid; furthermore the molecular distillation process removes all traces of impurities including Mercury, PCBs, the fat-soluble Vitamin A, as well as another fatty acid, DHA, which can inhibit the beneficial effects of EPA.

[i] Kris-Etherton, P.M., Harris,W.S., Appel, L.L. Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease Circulation. 2002;106:2747.
[ii] Kris-Etherton, P.M., Harris,W.S., Appel, L.L. Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease Circulation. 2002;106:2747.
[iii] Laidlaw, M. & H., Bruce J. Effect of supplementation with fish oil-derived n-3 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid on circulating plasma lipids and fatty acid profiles in women. Am J Clin Nutr., Vol. 77, January 2003, pp. 37-42.
[iv] Mozaffarian D., Psaty B.M., Rimm E.B., Lemaitre R.N., Burke G.L., Lyles M.F., Lefkowitz D., Siscovick D.S. Fish intake and risk of incident atrial fibrillation, Circulation. 2004 Jul 27;110(4):368-73.