CRN Promotes Heart Health and Omega-3 Usage in New Report

<p>The Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF) is promoting the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month.</p>

WASHINGTONThe Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF) is promoting the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month.

The CRNF, a non-profit 501(c)(3) division of CRN with the purpose of educating people about the benefits of dietary supplements, funded the Frost & Sullivan report titled Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements," through a grant. The report shows  the health and financial benefits of recommended omega-3 usage, particularly in the target group of U.S. adults over 55 with coronary heart disease (CHD). According to the report, nearly $3.1 billion in cumulative net CHD-attributed cost savings from 2013 to 2020 is potentially realizable if the entire targeted population (U.S. adults over the age of 55 diagnosed with CHD) used omega-3 dietary supplements at preventive intake levels.

Unfortunately most Americans are not eating enough fatty fish to reap the full benefits of omega-3s," said Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. So omega-3 supplementation is a viable option, especially for anyone who doesnt eat fatty fish, like salmon and sardines, regularly. Omega-3s help lower triglycerides and support healthy blood flow-two factors which play a role in coronary heart disease."

Learn more about the Frost & Sullivan report and what it means for the dietary supplement industry in the INSIDER Video "Implications of Preventative Care."

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