According to a new study published by BMJ, Omega-3 found in seafood may help to stay healthy. According to research, elevated blood levels of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (healthy fats in foods such as fish, nuts, green leafy vegetables, plants and linseed oil) are associated with an increased likelihood of healthy aging. Researcher Heidi Lai said that Omega-3 found in seafood seems to be the most effective.
Researchers focus on healthy aging - meaning living in the elderly without chronic diseases such as heart disease, dementia and cancer, or death without any of these diseases after age 65, which is a better sign of actual health . The researchers examined more than 2,600 older people who participated in cardiovascular health research in the United States. At the start of the study, these people were healthy and their average age was 74 years. Six and seven years after the study began, the researchers collected blood samples and tested 46 different Omega-3 fatty acid levels. Health and demographic information is also provided at each outpatient visit and a detailed dietary questionnaire is filled out at the beginning of the study period.
After nearly 25 years of follow-up research, only 11% of people are in line with the definition of healthy aging, and omega-3 fatty acids play a decisive role. The study found that those with the highest levels of unhealthy aging had a 18% lower risk of aging than those with lower levels of omega-3 in the blood. When studying specific fatty acids, the researchers found that the risk of unhealthy aging associated with Omega-3 fatty acids in seafood was the least, probably because these compounds could improve many health problems, including cardiovascular and Alzheimer's. The study said the people with the lowest risk also reported that they ate more fish than their peers. They consume about two servings of fish a week, while those with low Omega-3s eat only one fish a week.