A recent study from Ohio scientists reveals that the intake of Omega 3 for at least 4 months in daily doses from 1 to 2.5 grams helps retain tiny DNA segments in white blood cells called telomeres.
These segments are known to shrink in many kinds of cells over time as a result of ageing. The study showed that telomeres in the immune system cells are longer in people who took significantly more Omega 3 compared to other fat acids.
Omega 3 brings down oxidative stress caused by an abundance of free radicals in the blood, diminishes the risk of developing a number of diseases related to ageing like type 2 diabetes, cardio ischemia, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.
So we have a good reason to include more fat fish into our diet.