According to a population study out of Germany, over 70% of middle-aged women are at an increased risk of heart disease due to inadequate consumption of omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3s, which are prevalent in oily fish and in some plant foods, are rightly famed for their brain and vision-boosting properties, although they are primarily linked with heart health.

We suspect that it's not just German females who are at a heightened risk of heart disease caused by omega-3 deficiency. In this article, we look at the content of the study and suggest ways of upping your intake.