A lot of research has documented the anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular protective benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.
The study reviewed here is interesting because it measured an almost immediate benefit after eating an omega 3 rich meal (Chong MF, et al. 2010).
12 men and 13 women participated in the study and received on two occasions and in a random order an omega 3 rich meal and a control meal.
The researchers measured arterial stiffness at baseline and at 30, 60, 90, 120, 180 and 240 minutes after a meal.
A significant improvement of arterial stiffness was seen after eating the meal high in omega 3 fat. It was concluded that this has important implications for the beneficial properties of omega 3 fatty acids and cardiovascular risk reduction.
Eating fish high in omega 3 fat, like wild salmon, is healthy. It may however not be good to eat it every day because of contamination with heavy metals like mercury and also other contaminants like pesticides.
Taking high quality fish oil capsules containing higher amount of EPA and DHA, the beneficial fats in fish oil, will solve that problem.
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Chong MF, Lockyer S, Saunders CJ, Lovegrove JA. Long chain n-3 PUFA-rich meal reduced postprandial measures of arterial stiffness. Clin Nutr. 2010 Mar 1.