Omega-3’s May Help Support Health Blood Pressure
Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that are found in oily, fatty fish such as salmon, herring, and mackerel, walnuts, and eggs. A new study has found that omega-3’s may help support healthy blood pressure.
For their study, the researchers used data from 10 clinical trials that evaluated the impact of omega-3's on blood pressure. The studies included 6,334 adults between the ages of 34 and 55. The average dose of omega-3’s was between 2.2 and 6 grams per day. The duration of the studies ranged from 4 to 29 weeks.
The researchers found that supplementation with omega-3’s resulted in significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The most significant reductions were seen in participants over the age of 45.
The study was conducted by researchers from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. It was published online ahead of print on August 18, 2022, in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.
A previous study found that supplementation with 3 grams of omega-3’s may help support healthy blood pressure.