Posted on Nov 01, 2018, 4 p.m.
Higher levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been found to be associated with healthy aging in adults, which was defined as living without chronic diseases such as cancer, CVD, lung disease, and severe chronic kidney disease.
Cumulative levels of plasma phospholipid n-3 PUFAs were measured in over 2600 older adults at 3 different points in time over a 13 years period, it was found that higher levels of long chain n-3 PUFAs were associated with an 18% lower chance of unhealthy aging. N-3 PUFAs from seafood in particular, eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid were associated with healthier living.
According to the researchers higher levels of omega-3 from seafood were associated with a higher likelihood of healthy aging, people with the highest blood levels of omega-3s reported consuming fish servings at least twice a week.
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