Rapid Rx Quiz: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


August 25, 2022

According to a new meta-analysis, daily OM3FA intake of approximately 3 g, either in food (eg, salmon) or supplement form, may reduce BP. The findings suggest that moderate OM3FA doses of 2-3 g/d, particularly EPA plus DHA, produced a substantial reduction in both diastolic and systolic BP. The association for systolic BP was more marked in study groups with a mean age of 45 years or older; no significant difference for older patients was observed.

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