The intake of omega-3 fatty acids may have cardio-protective effects against air pollution, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers in China and the United States.
Studies show that air pollution is highly damaging to health. For example, evidence increasingly suggests it is linked to heart failure, kidney disease, cancer, a negative effect on cognitive performance, and many other health problems.
Illustrating why air pollution has become such a global concern, research shows that ninety percent of the world’s children are now breathing toxic air. In all, air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide.
Fortunately, however, in addition to putting pressure on governments and multinational corporations to reduce air pollution, there are things we can do to protect ourselves from it. As well as supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids, research also shows that taking high-dose B vitamins and eating a Mediterranean diet is helpful.
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