Fish oil may help prevent stroke

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Posted: Oct 1, 2009 7:08 PM by Sylvia Weatherspoon
Updated: Oct 1, 2009 9:00 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Fish oil, stroke, LSU Health Sciences, Omega-3 fatty acids

Fish oil may help prevent strokes, according to findings from a study at the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine.

Dr. Hernan Bazan found that unstable carotid artery plaques, those in danger of rupturing and leading to a stroke, contain more inflammation and significantly less Omega-3 fatty acids than asymptomatic plaques.

The report suggests that increasing the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids could either prevent strokes or improve the safety of treatment.

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