Many Americans don’t.

95.7% of Americans are not consuming enough omega-3 EPA + DHA to reach cardioprotective levels.1 Omega-3 EPA + DHA provides health benefits to your patients along the continuum of cardio healthcare across their lifetime. Take a short quiz to learn about why sufficient omega-3 intake is crucial to your patients’ health.

Omega-3 EPA + DHA is crucial to heart health. Yet 95.7% of Americans are not consuming enough omega-3 EPA + DHA to reach cardioprotective levels through their diets.1

KNOW YOUR Ω™

Omega-3 EPA + DHA fatty acids promote heart health. Supportive but not conclusive research shows they may help protect against cardiovascular disease.4Learn more about omega-3s.

A large and growing body of evidence shows that insufficient levels of omega-3 EPA + DHA may be associated with serious health complications and nearly 100,000 premature deaths each year.2

FACE THE FACTS

Research shows that inadequate blood levels of omega-3 EPA + DHA are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events.5

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death among Americans today. In fact, by 2030, it’s projected that nearly 44% of U.S. adults will have some form of cardiovascular disease.3

HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Find the tools you need to make an omega-3 recommendation to your patients.

About: Know Your Ω™

By 2030, it’s estimated that nearly 44% of U.S. adults will have some form of cardiovascular disease – a leading cause of death among both men and women.3

Omega-3 EPA + DHA can help reduce the overall risk of cardiovascular disease and protect against heart health risks.5 Know Your Ω™, an educational campaign by DSM Nutritional Products, recognizes the vital role that healthcare practitioners play in addressing the vast inadequacy of omega-3 intake among the U.S. population. Know Your Ω™ is a resource that supports omega-3 recommendations to help protect your patients from cardiovascular disease and other health risks.

Know Your Ω™ is a trademark of DSM.

REFERENCES

  1. Murphy RA, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Mehta S, McBurney MI. Suboptimal Plasma Long Chain n-3 Concentrations are Common among Adults in the United States, NHANES 2003–2004. Nutrients. 2015;7:10282-9. doi : 10.3390/nu/125534.
  2. Danaei G, Ding E, Ezzati M et al. The preventable causes of death in the United States: Comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors. PLoS Med. 2009;6:e1000058. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000058.
  3. Mozaffarian D, Benjamin EJ, Go AS et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2016 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2016;133:e38-e360. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000000350.
  4. FDA Docket No. 2003Q-0401 09/08/2004 enforcement discretion letter; Omega-3 Fatty Acids & Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm072936.htm.
  5. Del Gobbo LC, Imamura F, Aslibekyan S et al. ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biomarkers and Coronary Heart Disease: Pooling Project of 19 Cohort Studies. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176:1155-66. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.2925.

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