Omega-3 and Heart Health: Supplements Can Save the U.S. at Least $4 Billion in Healthcare Costs

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Nutritional Outlook, Volume 17, Issue 7

For just pennies a day, omega-3 supplements can save the U.S. economy significantly in cardiovascular-related healthcare costs.

A new economic report shows that taking specific dietary supplements can provide significant individual and societal healthcare savings by reducing the number of hospitalizations and other costly medical events associated with chronic diseases. This infographic demonstrates the cost savings that can be realized through the utilization of omega-3 dietary supplements among all U.S. adults over the age of 55 with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

Courtesy of the Council for Responsible Nutrition Foundation (CRNF; Washington, DC), sourced from Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 report “Smart Prevention-Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements.”

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