Omega-3s The Fountain Of Youth?

They come from the sea, through fish oil rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and also from walnuts, almonds and flaxseed in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). All three are collectively known as Omega-3 fatty acids, which a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests may help slow genetic aging. Scientists found that heart disease patients with high blood level concentrations of Omega-3s displayed much slower rates of telomere shortening than patients with lower levels.

The Bigger Picture: Telomeres help your body repair itself. The longer these telomeres are, the more effective they can be at the reconstruction process. This study is very preliminary and much more extensive research needs to be conducted before this data can be applied to everyone. So keep exercising regularly, eating right and taking your fish oil or flaxseed supplements.
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