Articles tagged with: heart disease risk factors
The Gene Smart test uses the HS-Omega-3 Index ® methodology, which is the same methodology used in the clinical studies that validated the correlation between the Omega-3 Index and heart disease risk.
The Gene Smart Omega-3 Index gives you a direct indicator of whether you are getting enough Omega-3s in your diet to impart maximum protection from heart disease. If your Omega-3 Index is below the optimum level, you can decrease your risk by adding more Omega-3s to your diet through fish or Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements.
The Omega-3 Index is thought to be an independent risk factor that is not influenced by other risk factors like cholesterol or blood pressure. All risk factors, including the Omega-3 Index should be addressed as part of an overall approach to reducing heart health risk.