Omega 3 has become the “wonder supplement” of the decade.Thanks to Dr Oz and the other media health experts it has become a regular part of the supplemental vitamin intake for many Americans. For patients considering plastic surgery, most plastic surgeons have put Omega 3 on their list of drugs to discontinue prior to surgery. Dr. O’Toole explains to patients that the elimination of certain supplements for surgical patients is pre-cautionary but a good practice if the supplement has been known to increase heart rate, bleeding or bruising. Patients considering procedures such as facelift, browlift, or blepharoplasty would be more likely to be taking Omega 3 since it has been positioned as a supplement to help with heart health. However, patients of all ages and for any surgical procedure should talk to Dr O’Toole and follow his recommendation. Omega 3 has been recently linked to lowering the risk for diabetes. According to The Los Angeles Times People who get plenty of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets may have lowered odds of developing type 2 diabetes, two new reports suggest.
In one study, of more than 3,000 older U.S. adults, researchers found that those with the highest blood levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — two omega-3s found in fatty fish — were about one-third less likely to develop diabetes over the next decade than their counterparts with the lowest levels.
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