Other benefits of fish oil - longer telomeres

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Other benefits of fish oil - longer telomeres

Postby NHE » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:15 am

Omega-3 Supplements May Slow a Biological Effect of Aging
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 140957.htm

The study showed that most overweight but healthy middle-aged and older adults who took omega-3 supplements for four months altered a ratio of their fatty acid consumption in a way that helped preserve tiny segments of DNA in their white blood cells.

These segments, called telomeres, are known to shorten over time in many types of cells as a consequence of aging. In the study, lengthening of telomeres in immune system cells was more prevalent in people who substantially improved the ratio of omega-3s to other fatty acids in their diet.

Omega-3 supplementation also reduced oxidative stress, caused by excessive free radicals in the blood, by about 15 percent compared to effects seen in the placebo group.

The article continues at the above link.
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