Study to explore health benefits of fish oils

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are looking for volunteers for a study examining whether cardiovascular health can be improved by consuming the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish and fish oil supplements.

Researchers are looking for men aged 35-55 who are non-smokers and without a history of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. They also cannot be taking blood pressure or cholesterol-lowering drugs, or omega-3 supplements.

"Recent evidence indicates that part of the reason omega-3 fatty acids benefit humans is because they improve the 'elasticity' of major arteries. This could help to prevent heart disease and stroke and other health problems such as dementia, and the volunteers in this study will be instrumental in advancing current knowledge in this area."

– Prof Anne-Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia