Omega-3s Can Significantly Reduce Blood Pressure, Study Finds

A study published online today shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA – commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements – are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake. The findings, released by the American Journal of Hypertension, are good news, especially for those with elevated blood pressure– estimated to be approximately 60 percent of the U.S. adult population.