Risks for Stroke & Heart attacks are same & so is Prevention for both.
According to recent study published in BMJ, head for sea food and put the bottle of artificial Omega-3 Fatty acid on the shelf.
People who consume fish 2 times in a week had 6% lower risk & people who ate twice a week had 12% less risk. One helping is about 100-150 gms ,either steamed or baked with skin but not fried.
The risk was lesser in people who had a helping of fish 5 times a week.
Intake of Omega-3 fatty acids was not associated with lower risk for stroke.
Flax seeds, fish oil capsules are supposed to give Omega-3 fatty acids & lots of people do take them through recommendations of each other.
Why does eating fish that contains Omega-3 fatty acids and other sea foods reduce the risk of Stroke but taking as a supplement has no effect in Prevention ?
There are Other Nutrients in Fish in abundance and may be eating fish gives a lot more than just Omega-3 fatty acids.
Should I stop taking Flax Seeds ?
Your guess is as good as mine.