Fish oil helps with high blood pressure

Many omega-3 studies test doses of more than 3,000 mg of EPA with DHA per day.

In this study, 312 healthy men and women took 700 mg or 1,800 mg of EPA with DHA per day, or a placebo. After eight weeks, while there was no overall change in blood pressure for those with normal blood pressure and no change for placebo, those who began the study with high systolic blood pressure saw at least a 3.6 percent decrease (-5 mm Hg) in systolic blood pressure on either dose of omega-3. Doctors said people could obtain this level of omega-3s from eating two to three servings of oily fish per week. 

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