Here we go again with fish…can you believe that the fountain of youth is now believed to be found in the sea?…
Researchers recently completed a study that confirms previous findings –> Omega-3 fatty acids promote long, healthy telomeres!
For those who are scratching their heads, telomeres are part of our DNA. They are the “nonsense ends” at the end of our chromosomes that allow accurate, reliable DNA replication (“copying”) during cell division.But repetitive cell division causes these ends to be chewed-up. If they get too short, inaccurate DNA replication occurs. And then…you guessed it…you are more likely to get cancer or other diseases caused by “cellular aging.” More reliable accuracy dictates longevity. So the longer your telomeres are, the better.
“What we’re demonstrating is a potentially new link between omega-3 fatty acids and the aging process,” according to Ramin Farzaneh-Far, a clinical cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco. UCSF and other hospitals studied 608 patients and found that those with high omega-3 fatty diets had significantly less telomere shortening over a 5-year period. While they did not distinguish if sources other than specific fishes are best to get your omega-3, they did note that it requires about two (2), 1000 milligram servings a day to have an effect.
Article Source: The Wall Street Journal, Image Source: ABC News, Chicago
Bad news is you will smell a bit fishy…but good news is you will live long to annoy others with it!
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