Fish Oil For
Fight Coronary Heart Disease
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Fish oil for cardiovascular
health: Fight Coronary Heart
Clinical studies, laboratory investigations and a number of surveys
show certain personal characteristics and life-styles pointing to
increased danger of heart attack (coronary heart disease). These
danger signs are called "risk factors".
The well established risk factors are high blood pressure, high blood
cholesterol, cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus. Other factors
that may increase or affect the risk for heart attach are obesity, a
sedentary life-style, an aggressive response to stress, and certain
In the past two
decades, millions of
learned about these
risk factors and have
tried to modify them
favorable by seeking
medical attention and
by changing life-style.
Many adults have stopped smoking.
The medical control of high blood pressure has greatly improved. The
average cholesterol level of the population has decreased continually
over the last two decades, probably due to changes in dietary habits
and increased exercise.
This attempt to modify risk factors almost certainly has contributed to
the declining death rate from heart disease in the United States.
During the 1960's, U.S. death rates from heart disease were still
rising, but today the incidence from diseases of the cardiovascular
system (including coronary heart disease) has fallen dramatically.
Overall, heart-related problems have declined about 25 percent in the
last decade. Some of this decrease undoubtedly is due to better
medical care of heart attack victims, but it is likely that a sizable