Those with higher omega-3 levels have lower blood pressure

Doctors measured levels of omega-3s circulating in whole blood, called the Omega-3 Index, in 2,036 healthy young adults with normal blood pressure and weight.

Compared to those with the lowest circulating levels of omega-3s, those with the highest Omega-3 Index scores had systolic blood pressure 4 mmHg lower on average, and diastolic blood pressure 2 mmHg lower.

Discussing the findings, doctors said controlling blood pressure is a key factor in living a healthy, long life, and that ensuring good omega-3 levels early in life, even in those without high blood pressure, may be beneficial for healthy aging in the population at large.

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