A Low Omega-3 Index Is Just As Strong A Predictor Of Early Death As Smoking

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“A new research paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that a low omega-3 Index is just as powerful in predicting early death as smoking. ” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]

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Previous research has found that people with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids are less likely to die prematurely. Higher levels have also been linked to healthy ageing.

Supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to help treat major depression, reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease, lower the risk of eye disease, reduce blood pressure, and protect the cardiovascular system.

Other research has linked omega-3 supplements to cognitive benefits and fewer asthma symptoms in children, as well as to a reduction in aggressive behavior. The omega-3 fatty acid DHA has been found particularly helpful in managing ADHD.

When taken during pregnancy, an increased intake of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to improved problem solving in children and shown to reduce the risk of premature births.

To learn more about optimizing your health with omega-3 fatty acids, see this article on our website.

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