Fish oil for the win

This list from Blisstree makes me feel so validated and good about taking omega-3 fish oil supplements…now I feel extra-motivated to take my twice-daily “odorless” fish oil capsules!

My favorite from the list:

Fountain of youth: Growing evidence suggests that telomere shortening (the DNA at the end of your chromosomes) can inhibit stem cell function and cellular regeneration, which then leads to unhealthy aging. A 2010 study (http://www.theheart.org/article/1041013.do) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) uncovered an inverse association between blood levels of fish oil and the rate of telomere shortening over five years, suggesting a possible explanation for the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco studied over 600 patients and found that the higher the blood levels of fish-derived omega-3 acids in patients with coronary heart disease, the longer the telomeres.”

Take THAT, telomere-shortening!

Read more: http://www.blisstree.com/2012/11/13/eat/nutrition/fish-oil-benefits-bone-health-air-pollution-protection/#ixzz2CKfKhH6U

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