According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 600,000 people that die from heart disease every year in the U.S. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Unfortunately heart disease can ultimately result in heart attacks, which can be fatal.
Every year roughly 720,000 Americans have a heart attack.
Even though your doctor may recommend exercise and changing your eating habits, what about the damage that's already been done. Can it be reversed?
For example, inflammation after a heart attack can bring on further damage to your heart muscle, which could lead to ventricular arrhythmias and can cause another heart attack, stroke, or other problems.
Is incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet the answer?
Bill Harris, PhD, joins Dr. Mike to discuss your heart health and the important role omega-3 fatty acids play in reversing the damage.