The Omega-3, its importance and Scientific Considerations. (1)

The intake of fish oil reduces the accumulation of fats. In this study ( 1), the effect of fish oil and the increase in oxygen consumption and rectal temperature are investigated

The ingestion of fish oil increased the elimination of urinary catecholamines and was found to attenuate fat accumulation and improve lipid metabolism. (1)

High intake of fatty acids.

In a study done in Sweden with 2193 Swedish women of 60 years and 2039 men concluded that increases in EPA and DHA were associated with a lower risk of stroke. (2)

Omega 3, benefits in Health (3)

Omega-3 fight depression and anxiety

Depression is a mental disorder more and more frequent in the world. Depression includes lack of interest in life, sadness and is often accompanied by anxiety that keeps them worried and nervous in an excessive way.

When people started taking omega-3 supplements, their symptoms of depression improved.

Of the three types of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, EPA and DHA, EPA seems to be the best to fight depression.

One study even found that EPA is as effective against depression as Prozac, an antidepressant drug see reference (3)

It is indisciplinary that fish is really healthy, that the longest-lived countries in the world are the largest consumers of Omega-3 through fish and shellfish. In addition, fish does not have a high content of saturated fats. Fish is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids that benefits heart health in healthy people and people with cardiovascular disease.

Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), which can lead to sudden cardiac death.

Omega-3 fatty acids also decrease triglyceride levels, atherosclerotic plaque and slightly decrease blood pressure. (4)

The researchers compared 27 people with bipolar disorder and 31 people without mental illness. People with bipolar disorder had lower levels of omega-3.

Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in communication between brain cells, and fatty acids play an important role in immune diseases and inflammations. (5)

“Omega-3 fatty acids influence inflammation, foods such as fish, nuts, flax seeds and flaxseed oil, as well as leafy vegetables,  are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Older people with higher levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids live longer, according to a new study of 4,000 people. (6)

For both men and women in the study, EPA and DHA were associated with approximately 20 percent less chance of death, Reuters.com reported. The American Heart Association published the study in its journal Circulation.

 In the USA, Men only get 50 percent and women only get 40 percent of their daily omega-3.  77% of adults do not know that the lack of omega 3 can be harmful to health. (6)

 

References

  1. Scientific Reports December 17, 2015
  2. Circulation June 17, 2015
  3.  Authority Nutrition December 2015
  4.  American Heart Association, Fish 101
  5.  Medicine Net December 4, 2015
  6.  NewHope360 December 18, 2015
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