Doctors often recommend omega-3s to help patients lower their cholesterol and improve their heart health.These omega-3s can come from fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel, or supplements that often contain acids. eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (give).
Now, new research from the institute. The Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that higher EPA levels in the blood alone reduced the risk of heart disease and death in patients, while DHA reduced the cardiovascular benefits of EPA levels. Higher DHA at any level of the EPA worsens health outcomes.
Study results of Intermountain Which examined nearly 1,000 patients over 10 years, will be presented at the 2021 American College of Cardiology Scientific Meeting on Monday, May 17.
“Tips for eating omega-3s for the benefit of your heart are widespread. But previous studies have shown that science does not back up this data for every omega-3, ”says researcher Viet T. Le, MPAS, PA. And cardiovascular physician assistant at “Our findings show that not all omega-3s are the same, and that EPA and DHA are combined, as often in dietary supplements, may have benefits for those who are involved in omega-3s. Sick and the doctor expected to get null. “
In this study, researchers of Intermountain Use the registry of the INSPIRE which is the database. Intermountain Healthcare, which started in 2009. Since 1993, more than 35,000 blood samples are taken from nearly 25,000 patients.
According to INSPIRE, researchers identified 987 patients who received the first coronary artery disease study that Intermountain Healthcare between 1994 and 2012, from those blood samples measured the EPA and DHA circulating levels in the blood, the researchers followed those patients for 10 years looking for major cardiac adverse events that included. To heart attack, stroke, heart failure requiring hospitalization or death.
They found that patients with the highest levels of EPA had a lower risk of developing major heart disease. When assessing how EPA and DHA affect each other, they found that the higher the DHA the lower the EPA’s benefits. With heart
These results raise additional concerns about the combined use of EPA / DHA, Le said, especially through supplements.
“Based on these and other findings, we can still tell our patients to eat foods rich in omega-3s, but we shouldn’t recommend taking them in pill form, as a supplement, or even as a prescription product. “Our data strengthens the findings of a recent REDUCE-IT (2018) study that the EPA’s prescription products help reduce cardiovascular events. ”
Conference: American College of Cardiology 2021
Other members of the research team include: Stacey Knight; Kirk Knowlton; Raymond McCoobray; Jeremy D. Watrous; Great Master; Khoi Dao; Tami Bear, Benjamin Horne; J. Brent Muhlstein; Donald Lappe; Madisin Taylor; John Nelson; John Carlquist; Mohitchen; And Jeffrey Anderson