Doctors Health Press Comments on New Study Suggesting Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Risk of Death from Heart Attack

Doctors Health PressBoston, MA, June 30, 2016 – Doctors Health Press (, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and the publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is commenting on a new study suggesting that consuming foods high in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of death from heart attack.

Researchers from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in California examined the data from 19 global studies in which over 45,000 people from 16 different countries were analyzed. The results of the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, showed that a higher consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can lower the risk of a fatal heart attack by approximately 10%. (Del Gobbo, L,, et al., “ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Coronary Heart Disease: Pooling Project of 19 Cohort Studies,” JAMA Internal Medicine, June 27, 2016;    

“This is significant since well over 700,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack every year,” says Adrian Newman, publisher of Doctors Health Press. “Cardiac health is very important in terms of a person’s overall wellness, so ways to prevent or reduce these instances through something as simple as diet should continue to be explored.”

Researchers also examined other variables that might affect the findings of the study including each participant’s age, sex, and ethnicity, whether the participant had diabetes, and whether they were using aspirin or other cholesterol-lowering drugs. After thorough examination, the researchers determined that these factors did not influence the results of the study.

“At Doctors Health Press, we’ve previously reported that omega-3 fatty acids have value in shielding the heart from various health problems,” concludes Newman. “Hopefully the results of this study can persuade people to incorporate more foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids into their diet. This could include fatty fish such as salmon or trout, as well as leafy vegetables and walnuts.”

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