Many experts say that poor heart health can impact young adults as well as seniors. Improving cardiovascular function in early adulthood may help individuals maintain a healthy heart throughout their life.
In order to help more young people improve their cardiovascular function, scientists are currently working on dietary ways to support heart health. For example, a team of researchers from Copenhagen University in Denmark recently examined the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
The team found that increased omega-3 consumption can provide support for a range of areas of heart health in young adults. Their results were published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Researchers wrote that, given the evidence to support the idea that heart problems in early adulthood continue into later life, it may be important for younger individuals to take steps to reduce their risk, and that omega-3s may be an effective way to accomplish this.
Previous research has shown that the heart health of adolescents and young adults is beginning to deteriorate, and that public health efforts may be needed to reverse this trend.