Omega-3 levels in the blood may boost life span

  • Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that occur widely in nature and appear in certain foods.

  • A new study has explored whether or not there is any connection between omega-3 and human life expectancy.

  • The researchers found that having higher levels of omega-3 in the blood could predict a lower mortality rate in people over the age of 65 years.

It is not unusual to walk into a pharmacy or nutrition store and find rows of supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids. It is no secret that this particular fatty acid has a range of health benefits.

A new study that appears in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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 now suggests that it might also add years to one’s life.