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Study: People who eat more fish live longer

posted Apr 10, 2013, 12:17 AM by Admin Osteoinfo
Members of the 64-and-older set whose blood is rich in dietary omega-3s lived an average of 2.2 years longer. We learned last year that omega-3 supplements, through some of kind of wonder that the fatty acids work on our DNA, might help counteract the effects of aging on a molecular level. If the ultimate effect of aging is dying, we should hope that omega-3s might help extend life, and their case is strengthened by the fact that they are known to have a protective effect on the heart. Reports that popping fish oil pills doesn't seem to do much to prevent heart disease, however, confuse the issue. So what if we forget about how they got there and just focus on the bottom line: Are people with more omega-3s in their blood healthier?

Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/04/study-people-who-eat-more-fish-live-longer/274551/