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23-05-2016

Omega-3: a nightmare scenario

Inuit populations (formerly known as Eskimos) rarely suffer from heart disease. And it was in the course of investigating this phenomenon that Danish researchers in the 1960s discovered the benefits of omega-3 for human health. Omega-3s are a particular type of fat, quite distinct from those found in butter, meat,...
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12-05-2014

Supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids associated with decreased risk of all-cause mortality

The results of a meta-analysis, published on 25 December 2013 in the journal « Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease » , which looked at randomised trials of between three months’ and almost five years’ duration, revealed that patients suffering from coronary heart disease who supplemented with omega-3s had a reduced...
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05-06-2013

Benefits of marine omega-3 on life expectancy in elderly people

A recent study, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has confirmed the need for a good intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, in particular for those aged 65 or over. According to the study, elderly people with the highest blood levels of omega-3 lived an average 2.2 years...
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24-01-2013

A new study shows that supplementing with marine omega-3 fatty acids can slow down ageing

A study published in “Brain, behaviour and immunity”, has shown that supplementing with marine omega-3 for just four months is associated with lengthening of telomeres in immune cells . Telomeres are the fine protective tips at the end of our chromosomes. When cells divide, the chromosomes’ DNA has to replicate...
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