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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Prolong Life

New research supports current dietary guidelines, which recommend eating fatty fish twice a week to maintain good health and prolong life. The study was recently published recently in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine and reports that older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are often found in fatty fish, are less likely to die from various causes than those with the lowest levels. Lead author Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues tracked the health of about 2,700 American over the age of 65 for […]

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Eating Fish Lower Risks of Dying in Older Adults

Current dietary guidelines recommend eating fatty fish twice a week to benefit from omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which has been shown to protect against heart disease. Now a new study suggests that eating fatty fish can also reduce one’s overall risk of death as well as death from heart disease. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of Washington led by Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology found that elderly participants who had the highest serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids lived more than two years longer than those who […]

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Fish Oil Boosts the Immune System

One of the many important benefits of eating fatty fish is obtaining fish oil, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help prevent disease. Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which have been thought to reduce inflammation. A new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, however shows that DHA-rich fish oil enhances immune function by increasing the activity of B cells (a type of white blood cells), challenging the concept that fish oil is only immunosuppressive. This new discovery is significant because it shows that […]

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Foods Recommended for Arthritis

Millions of people worldwide suffer from osteoarthritis, a chronic condition that affects the joints, causing pain, swelling and inflammation, resulting in a decline in productivity and quality of life. Although many believe that osteoarthritis results from gradual degeneration of the cartilages between overused joints, symptoms  may actually be due to chronic low-grade inflammation. This was revealed in a study published in Nature by investigators at Stanford School of Medicine. William Robinson, MD, PhD, the study’s senior author states that arthritis may not just be a simple case of wear-and-tear, but may be linked to an attack by the immune system, […]

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