Oily Fish and the Heart. DR CHARMAINE GRIFFITHS British Heart Foundation. bhf.org.uk. The scale of the problem.
DR CHARMAINE GRIFFITHSBritish Heart Foundation
Fish is a good source of protein, vitamins A, B & D and minerals such as calciumOily fish is a rich source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which can help to:- Reduce platelet clotting- Lower blood triglycerides - May have potential benefit for heart rhythm disturbances
There is evidence to suggest that people who have CHD should eat 2 or 3 portions of oily fish a week to reduce their chance of dying from another heart attack. Burr et al (1989) Our body cannot synthesise omega-3 fatty acids - they must be ingested.