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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.

Why Omega-3s

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.

See the Science

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

The consequences can be deadly
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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

The consequences can be deadly
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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

Resources

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.