Fish oil may be an elixir for a long and he althy life, researchers have found.
Fish oil may be an elixir for a long and he althy life, researchers have found
Specialists from California
The discovery of this "elixir of life" was made possible by the study of the he alth of people with cardiovascular diseases, who were recommended by doctors to saturate the diet with fish dishes to prevent recurrence of heart attacks. California scientists tracked 608 such patients.
It was found that high levels of Omega 3 slow down the damage of telomerase (an enzyme that adds special repetitive DNA sequences to the 3'-end of the DNA chain at telomere regions, which are located at the ends of chromosomes in eukaryotic cells). Telomerase helps the body defend against inflammation and other age-related processes. Having a longer telomerase is a sign of biological youth and he alth.
As people age, telomerase levels decrease, and a person becomes more vulnerable to various diseases.