Omega-3 May Reduce High Blood Pressure
RESTON, Va.--Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids may reduce high blood pressure. Presented at an American Heart Association meeting in early June, a review of current studies concurred that omega-3 supplementation (on average, three grams per day) may lower blood pressure. Study participants were fed meals consisting of 50 grams of fat per day, derived from olive oil, canola oil and salmon. The research was done to study the effects of the Mediterranean diet, which is high in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants. For more information, visit www.americanheart.org.