Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids tally up

Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids tally up

The fish oil compound may help patients battling sepsis and age-related diseases

By Nathan Seppa, 17:10 PM January 19, 2010

Promising news about omega-3 fatty acids just keeps rolling in. A new study bolsters previous data suggesting that fish oil supplements high in omega-3s may benefit critically ill people in intensive care units by quelling inflammation. Meanwhile, another study finds that robust omega-3 levels protect the ends of chromosomes from damage, which suggests a benefit against age-related diseases.

Omega-3s are found naturally in fish, walnuts, certain vegetable oils and many other foods.

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