As NaturalNews has previously reported,
omega-3s, the fatty acids found primarily
in cold water fish like salmon, have a host
of health benefits, including alleviating
depression, preventing age-related blindness
and protecting against prostate cancer.
And now there's evidence omega-3s may have
a profound anti-aging effect, too.
structures at the end of chromosomes that
are involved in the stability and replication
of chromosomes, are markers of biological
aging. Genetic factors, exposure to certain
chemicals and environmental stressors shorten
the length of telomeres and are believed
to contribute to the aging process. New
research just published in the Journal of
the American Medical Association (JAMA)
shows that omega-3s slow down the shortening
of telomeres -- this means omega-3
fatty acids may protect against aging on
a cellular level.
studies have shown that people with established
cardiovascular disease who have a high dietary
intake of marine omega-3 fatty acids live
longer than others with the same health
problems who do not have adequate omega-3s
in their diet. However, the exact way omega-3s
exert this protective effect is not well
understood, according to background information
in the JAMA study.
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