Omega-3s may lower blood pressure in individuals with hypertension
Earlier reviews of omega-3 studies limited the number of studies that were analyzed, and do not include studies from the last two years. In this new review of 70 trials, researchers included the latest studies available. Overall, compared to placebo, those who consumed the omega-3s EPA and DHA saw an average decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure of 1.52 and 0.99 mmHg, respectively.

Those who had high blood pressure but who were not taking blood pressure medication saw the greatest benefit, with systolic and diastolic declines of 4.51 and 3.05 mmHg, respectively. And those with normal blood pressure also saw benefits, with 1.25 and 0.62 mmHg respective declines in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Even small reductions in blood pressure can lower chances for heart problems and significantly extend healthy life, doctors said.

Reference: Am J Hypertens.2014 Jul:27(7):885-96
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