Benefits of Fish Oil (Omega-3s)
South Asians frequently have elevated triglycerides (a form of cholesterol) & a high rate of death from heart attacks. More recent evidence also suggests that omega-3s also lower blood pressure.
High blood pressure is extremely common in South Asians. Sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, & a family history of high blood pressure are contributing factors.
South Asians are at a very high risk for diabetes. A fasting blood sugar test is done after a person fasts for 10 to 12 hours. It determines if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Cholesterol disorders are common in South Asians due to a combination of high risk genetics, diet and a lack of activity. High cholesterol increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
You feel much better emotionally, mentally, and physically when you exercise.
Since South Asians experience heart disease 10-15 years earlier than most ethnic groups, they need to make their health a priority throughout life.
In cases where lifestyle changes are not sufficient, medications may be indicated to treat the various components of metabolic syndrome.
Since many South Asians develop heart disease at least 10 to 15 years earlier than most other ethnic groups, screening needs to be done as early as possible.
As a tobacco user, giving up tobacco is the most important thing you can do for your health & the well-being of your family.