Fat Deficiency Kills More People Every Year than Breast Cancer

Omega-3 deficiency is the sixth biggest killer of Americans, according to a new study.

Harvard University researchers looked at 12 dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors such as tobacco smoking and high blood pressure, and used a mathematical model to determine how many fatalities could have been prevented if better practices had been observed.

The study determined that there were 72,000-96,000 preventable deaths each year due to omega-3 deficiency, highlighting the importance of establishing a dietary reference intake (DRI) for omega-3 forms such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

Another study found that a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) decreased blood pressure and heart rate in kidney disease patients.

People with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which increases the risk of heart disease, experienced improvements in both blood pressure and heart rate following supplementation with four grams of omega-3 fats.

Furthermore, when the omega 3’s were taken in combination with coenzyme Q10, the blood pressure reducing benefits were enhanced. CKD is linked to increased prevalence in all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events and hospitalization.

In addition to benefitting your physical health, omega-3 fats can also be good for your mind.

Researchers have shown that depressed patients have, on average, lower levels of omega-3 in their blood than nondepressed individuals. A greater severity of depression is also linked to lower levels of omega-3. A number of well-controlled depression treatment studies have found therapeutic benefits following omega-3 supplementation.

15 thoughts on “Fat Deficiency Kills More People Every Year than Breast Cancer

  1. Someone I work with visits your blog quite often and recommended it to me to read also. The writing style is great and the content is relevant. Thanks for the insight you provide the readers!

  2. No way, Jose! I’ve been looking into this out with previous customers or cracks me up.

  3. well, Thanks for posting! I really enjoyed the report. I’ve already bookmark this article.

  4. well, Thanks for posting! I really enjoyed the report. I’ve already bookmark this article.

  5. I have found out a lot reading this article. Most definitely very good material here. Posts like this help to make this site worth coming back to for even more info.

  6. Thank you for one more fantastic weblog.In which else could I get this type of information composed in this kind of an incite complete way? I have a project that I am just now functioning on, and i’m sure this will aid me a great deal..and I’ve been trying to find this kind of information and facts since from handful of days….Thanks!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *