Monday, January 25, 2010

Feel Free To Extend Your Life - The Story Gets a Little Fishy!

Higher concentrations of marine fish oils in people's blood have been shown to correlate with slower cellular aging.  The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that telomere shortening (a marker of cellular aging) was reduced in people whose blood had higher concentrations of marine omega-3 oils.  Besides the obvious potential benefit of slowing down aging, these findings may explain the interesting phenomenon of these omega-3 oils being protective against obesity-related diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis and elevated cholesterol. 

Bottom Line: take 2-4 grams of omega-3 fatty acids daily if you are consuming less than 2 servings of cold water fish per week.

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