Despite recent published reports suggesting that omega-3 supplements lack the cardiovascular health benefits they once claimed and could be associated with various health risks, many people continue to use them. According to the 2014 ConsumerLab.com survey of 10,000 supplement users, fish/marine oil supplements still were popular, with 67.2% of respondents using them.
Dietitians can help people who have had a stroke or are at risk for cerebrovascular disease understand and implement dietary practices to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and lower the risk for having a second event.
Following a heart healthy diet and lifestyle can significantly modify a person’s risk for developing cardiovascular disease. A cardiac diet is also important for delaying or managing the complications of coronary artery disease. Dietitians are credible experts in the field of nutrition who can provide individualized nutrition counseling for cardiovascular disease.