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Omega 3 can help reduce risk of cardiac arrhythmia

Omega 3 can help reduce risk of cardiac arrhythmia

A new study published in the medical journal Circulation brings another reason to add omega-3 sources on the menu: this type of fat lowers the risk of developing cardiac arrhythmia. The analysis was led by a researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health . The specialists followed for 3 years 3,300 adults over 65 who underwent blood sampling for testing. The results showed that 789 had developed atrial fibrillation, that is, irregular heartbeat.

People in the study who had high rates of omega-3 fatty acids in the body were 30 percent less likely to develop cardiac arrhythmia. According to the journal, of every 100 people, 25 develop the problem, but with the consumption of this type of fat, the numbers can drop to 17 cases in 100.

The fatty acids analyzed in the study were eicosapentaenoic, docosahexaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids found in oily fish, eggs and fish oil supplements. One possible explanation for the event is that fatty acids can stabilize the excitability of the heart muscle cells, preventing arrhythmia complications.

Ômegas 3 and 6 bring many benefits to your heart

According to personal trainer Flávio Bueno, My Life specialist, omega 3 and 6 are essential fats for the proper functioning of various organs. These fats are not produced by the body, but must be present in the diet, as it helps to lower levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL), favoring the increase of good cholesterol (HDL). In addition, they play an important role in allergies and inflammatory processes.

Omega-3 is recognized as a cardioprotective nutrient, that is, it benefits cardiovascular health. It is also essential for the functioning of two very important organs of the human body: the heart and the brain.

In the heart, it decreases the risk of heart attacks because they prevent fat plaques from building up in the arteries. The brain is made up of 20% fat, so the consumption of omega-3 and omega -6 is vital to make you active, preventing memory loss and diseases such as sclerosis, Alzheimer's, among others.

Benefits

This type of fat adds numerous benefits to humans, such as: 1. Prevent diseases cardiovascular diseases; 2. It assists in combating depression; 3. Combat sequelae of infarction; 4. Reduces strain injuries; 5. Helps in the treatment of cancer; 6. Prevents cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat); 7. Decreases blood pressure (hypertension); 8. Increases blood flow (improves circulation); 9. Decreases triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

Where to find?

Omega 3 and 6 can be found in nuts, nuts, almonds, arugula and vegetable oils such as olive oil, corn, canola, soybeans and fish ( mainly from deep water).

The meat-eating diet should contain, on average, 2g / day omega-3. Since vegetarians should consume twice as much, 4g / day, because the deficiency of this nutrient is much greater in those who opted for an animal protein-free diet.

Supplementation is important, mainly to restore calcium deficiency in bones and against osteoporosis (especially menopausal women). Consult your nutritionist.


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