Health Tips: Omega-3s Linked to Lower Heart Failure Risk

Consuming fish at least once a month—and thereby increasing blood levels of alpha-linolenic and docosapentaenoic acids—may reduce the risk of heart failure, says a new study that adds to the heart-health benefits of omega-3.

Over 20,000 people took part in the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Data indicated that those with higher blood levels of ALA had a 34-percent lower risk of heart failure than people with lower levels.

Omega-3 is already known for containing heart benefits, but this new research shows that even eating one serving of fish per month brings a 30-percent reduction in heart failure risk.