Study links omega-3s to reduced mortality

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016


Meta analysis shows 9 percent reduced risk associated with omega-3 intake


A recent meta-analysis in Scientific Reports supports a link between EPA and DHA omega-3 intake and a reduced risk of death by any cause. The meta-analysis included 11 studies involving 371,965 participants and 31,185 death events, with a subset of the studies being used for different analyses.

In the analysis of n-3 LCPUFA intake, there was a 9% reduced risk of all-cause death associated with high versus low omega-3 intake. In the dose-response analysis, an increase in EPA/DHA intake of 300 mg/day was associated with a 6% lower risk of all-cause mortality. These findings suggest that both dietary and circulating n-3 LCPUFA are shown to be significantly associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality.

According to study author Manfred Eggersdorfer, “The meta-analysis of 11 prospective observational studies demonstrates that each 1% increment of omega-3s in total fatty acids in blood may be associated with a 20% decrease in risk of all-cause mortality. This is an important finding for the potential contribution of adequate omega-3 intake to public health.”

  2 comments for “Study links omega-3s to reduced mortality

  1. June 26, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Reblogged this on Oil-Change Diet and commented:
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    A 1% increase in obega-3 is associated with a 20% decrease in mortality!

  2. June 26, 2016 at 11:32 am

    What most people do not understand is that omega-6 fats compete with omega-3 fats.You can get the same benefits by reducing the percentage of omega-6 fats. Learn where the omega-6 fats come from with the Oil Change Diet

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