Monday, February 22, 2010

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Heart Disease, Slow Aging and Delay Telomere Shortening

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prevent Heart Disease, Slow Aging and Delay Telomere Shortening

Research has now shown that adding Omega-3 fatty acids to the diet can increase the survival rate of those with coronary heart disease. Omega-3s have also been shown to slow down the aging process. The marker used to determine these findings was a part of the DNA strand called telomeres. The research concluded that high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood slowed the aging process by as much as five years.