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How can fish oils help prevent high blood pressure?

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A type of fat called omega-3 fatty acids is found in fatty fish like mackerel and salmon. Large amounts of fish oils may help lower high blood pressure, but it’s unclear if they help prevent hypertension. Taking fish oil pills is not usually recommended because of lack of proof about their benefits. It’s best to get your omega 3’s as part of a heart healthy diet. Most fish, if not fried or made with added fat, is low in saturated fat and calories and can be eaten often.

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American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

Sources:

American Heart Association: “Exercise and Fitness.”

American College of Sports Medicine/American Heart Association: “Physical Activity and Public Health: Updated Recommendation for Adults.”

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 6, 2019

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