Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy aging

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The BMJ today.

With populations across the world living longer, there is a growing focus on healthy ageing—a meaningful lifespan without major chronic diseases and with good physical and mental function.

Previous studies suggest that omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) derived from seafood and plants may have beneficial effects on the body that could promote healthy ageing, but results are inconsistent.

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