Other Benefits of Fish Oils

by Lydia Papaevangelou

In addition to their important role in promoting cardiac health, fish oils are beneficial for many other important functions of the human body, as we learn from Dr Golfo Savvopoulou, cardiologist:


>> Pregnancy:

Always after consultation with the physician following the pregnancy, pregnant women are advised to consume adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids by ingesting fish oils, as an increasing number of studies demonstrate that omega-3 fatty acids are vital for fetal brain development.


>> Arthritis:

Improvement in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms has been reported in patients receiving fish oil supplements. Fish oil treatment has no side effects and can improve the results of conventional medication.


>> Menstruation symptoms:

Regular use of fish oils can help women who suffer cramps during menstruation.


>> Bipolar disease:

A recent study has shown significant benefits in patients with bipolar disease.


>> Osteoporosis:

The essential fatty acids found in fish oils can be useful in the treatment of osteoporosis, when taken together with calcium supplements. Studies have shown that women taking fish oils along with calcium have better bone mineral density and suffer fewer fractures than women taking calcium only.




Golfo Savvopoulou

Modern Cardiology Centre

30-32 Georgiou A sq., Patra

Tel.: 2610-274.278

Fax : 2610-693.594

Mobile: 6942.274274