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Researchers Find That Consuming Omega-3s Repairs Smoke-Induced Arterial Injury

April 20, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A study by Greek researchers reports that four weeks of oral intake of omega-3 fatty acids – 2,000 mg a day – improves arterial stiffness in smokers and improves the acute smoke-induced inelasticity of the cardiovascular system. The researchers said the cardio-protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids are grounded in anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic mechanisms. They recommended that smokers who have quit using tobacco products should eat oily fish rich in omega-3s at least twice a week to help repair their cardiovascular system.
Gerasimos Siasos, "Omega 3 Fatty Acids May Help to Reduce the Physical Harm Caused by Smoking", News release, presentation at the World Congress of Cardiology, April 20, 2012, © World Heart Federation
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