We are often asked about the role of fish oil, or omega-3 fatty acids in general, for the prevention of heart and circulatory disease. I posted a video addressing this question on the video blogging site Vidoyen.com (clinic here to review). This video addresses the largest research study to date looking specifically at the role of fish oil and prevention. Unfortunately, it did show that the positive role of fish oil may be less than suggested in the past, but there could be a role for specific patients. As always, yo should talk to your doctor about all of your supplements, to help learn which may play a role for your specific health conditions (and to ensure that there are no unwanted interactions with other medications or health conditions).
As we approach the two-year anniversary of our blog, we would like to thank all of our followers for supporting our efforts to promote heart disease prevention. In 2 years, this site has been viewed over 7,000 times, and in over 70 countries! We sincerely appreciate your support, as well as your feedback.
As we look back on nearly 50 posted articles, we wanted to share some of the most relevant and important posts. . . . and we look forward to continue promoting heart health in the future! (And remember as always. . . only your doctor can give you specific advice about your health issues).
Is your heart as old (or older) as you? Find out how to calculate your Heart Age.
Here are some useful online resources about high blood pressure, along with a description of the optimal diet.
Here is some insight into the role of wine and heart health.
Here is an overview of CardioSmart, our favorite online resources for heart disease treatment and prevention.
Can running be risky for your heart? Here is some information, as well as this article on the right “dose” of exercise heart heart – but maybe even just 5 minutes a day can help! And it even may help your spouse’s heart as well!
If you or a family member suffers from atrial fibrillation, here is a videotaped lecture that addresses the causes and treatment options for this common condition.
Finally, please check out our video blogging site, Vidoyen.com, where we have posted several videos on heart prevention issues.
Thank you again for all of your support over the past 2 years, and for your interested in Heart Health awareness and prevention!