Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help the heart heal itself after a heart attack, according to a new study.
High doses of Omega-3, derived from fish oil and taken daily for six months after a heart attack, helped reduce scarring in the heart muscle and increase its ability to pump blood, researchers found.
“Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied for decades and have a direct beneficial effect on the heart,” said senior author Dr. Raymond Y. Kwong, director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
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