The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been highlighted again in a Norwegian study that demonstrates the positive effect a maternal diet rich in the oil can have on a child’s problem-solving abilities.
Studies have repeatedly shown that omega-3 fatty acids provide a wide range of benefits for our health. During the past few years, for example, researchers have found that these micronutrients can help treat major depression, reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease, lower the risk of dying from coronary heart disease, lower the risk of eye disease, lower blood pressure, and calm aggressive behavior in children. Recent research has also shown that when combined with supplements of B vitamins, high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can help stop the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
With research published by Harvard University in 2009 suggesting omega-3 deficiency causes up to 96,000 deaths per year in the United States, thus making it the sixth biggest killer of Americans, incorporating these essential micronutrients into a synergistically balanced supplement regime may be one of the best things you can do towards enhancing and protecting your health.