Fish oil is rich in polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids, which helps the continuing vitality of cells, say U.S. scientists from the University of California.
They argue that this elixir of longevity helps heart patients. Fish oil is used as a cure for heart attacks. The research involved 608 scientists from various heart disease cardiology centers.
They received a few tablespoons of fish oil every day. The results showed that these fatty acids favorably affect telomeres.
These are the final sections of chromosomes. The influence of polyunsaturated acids was most noticeably on telomere length.
It is known that telomere length is a marker of biological aging. Over time, these sections of the chromosomes shorten and become more susceptible to some diseases caused through the aging process of the human body.
In addition, Omega 3 helps the heart to pump blood properly, and has the ability to prevent death due to cardiac arrest.
American scientists came to the conclusion that the mortality indicator of the cardiovascular system after the addition of fish oil daily menu has been decreased by 27 per cent.
The inclusion of fish oil in the menu of sudden cardiac patients reduces their need for hospitalization. Therefore, the researchers advise that this elixir be included on the menu at least twice a week.