New Study Highlights Importance of Omega-3s to Women's Heart Health
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012
Jamieson's ultra-pure formula offers the best of Omega nutrition
TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - February is Heart Month, and according to
the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada1, cardiovascular disease causes the death of more Canadian women than
all forms of cancer combined. A new study2 from Denmark, however, shows the life-saving value of Omega-3 nutrition
in preventing cardiovascular disease in child-bearing women.
Published in the January issue of Hypertension, the Danish study explored the relationship between Omega-3 intake and
cardiovascular disease among 49,000 women of reproductive age. The
researchers found that "little or no intake" of fish or long-chain
Omega-3 essential fatty acids corresponded to an increased risk of
heart disease. In one analysis, the researchers found a near three-fold
increase in heart-disease risk among women who never ate fish when
compared to women who ate fish every week.
"Omega-3 fish oil have long been recognized as an important component of
a heart-healthy regime," says Dr. Atle Skattebøl, spokesperson and
Chief Medical Officer for EPAX, the world's leader in marine-based
Omega nutrition. "This study specifically shows the preventive benefits
of Omega-3s for younger women. This is very positive and powerful news.
Today, women can benefit from the huge advances made by medical
research. Young women, if they choose a heart-healthy lifestyle, may
live their entire lives without getting heart disease." Specific
Omega-3 oils are known to lower triglyceride levels, reduce
inflammation of blood vessels, increase levels of healthy high-density
lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and reduce the formation of blood clots
that can stick to artery walls. "In the age of polluted waterways, it's
not safe to eat all the fish you would need to obtain a therapeutic,
nutritionally balanced dose of Omega-3," says Naturopathic Doctor, Dr.
Sara Henderson from Jamieson Laboratories. "A purified Omega-3 fish oil
supplement makes it easy and safe to receive these heart-healthy
nutrients every day."
In Canada, only Jamieson Laboratories produces its Omega-3 supplements
using ultra-pure EPAX oils in their natural triglyceride form. "For
something as important as heart health, you'll get the best results
with the purest and most bioavailable products," explains Dr.
Jamieson's best-selling Omega-3 Heart Health 1,000 mgcontains the oil of anchovies and sardines caught in the sustainable
fish harvest off the coasts of Peru and Chile where the Southern
Pacific and Antarctic oceans meet. "Not only do these small, cold-water
species contain naturally high levels of heart-healthy eicosapentaenoic
acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)," says Skattebøl, "but as
plankton-feeding species, they exhibit far lower levels of contaminants
than large fatty fish caught in the North Atlantic."
At EPAX's sophisticated production facility in Norway, the raw materials
undergo several distillation processes that concentrate and purify the
oils, and remove contaminants, such as PCBs, heavy metals and dioxins.
"Our standards for purity are the highest in the world," Skattebøl
adds. "Our maximum acceptable level for contaminants is 35 percent
lower than the level set by the European Union, and it is well below
the threshold set by the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada."
The oils are then formulated in the ideal 2:1 ratio of EPA to DHA
recommended for heart health.
Jamieson's Omega-3 Heart Health 1,000 mgis part of a healthy lifestyle that helps prevent heart disease.
Jamieson products are available at leading pharmacies across Canada.
For more information on Jamieson's full family of omega nutrition,
About Jamieson Laboratories
Established in 1922, Jamieson Laboratories is Canada's largest
manufacturer and distributor of advanced natural-health products and a
world-leading innovator in the development of proprietary formulas.
With corporate offices in Toronto, Jamieson exports products to more
than 50 countries. For more information, visit jamiesonvitamins.comor call 1-800-265-5088. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @Jamieson_Labs.