Thirty-one percent of Americans are hypertensive, 30% are prehypertensive, and approximately 20% are hypertensive yet unaware of their status according to a recent study published in the March 6, 2014 American Journal of Hypertension. In addition the authors note that only 47% of those with hypertension are adequately controlled. The study they report on is a meta-analysis of 70 studies that had investigated the effects of omega-3 fatty acids and blood pressure control. What they found is truly news worthy.
The strongest effects of EPA+DHA fish oil were found in
untreated hypertensive subjects reducing systolic blood pressure on average 4.5 points and diastolic blood pressure about 3 points.
The authors noted the effect was even greater in those using 2 or more gms of fish oil per day. In this month’s Well Bella Magazine article I write about some natural ways to reduce blood pressure including exercise, diet and the use of certain supplements. Read entire article – HERE