Increased levels of omega-3 fatty acids may be associated with less aortic calcification among men in the general population, with the effects seemingly driven by DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), says a new study.
Throughout our lives, omega-3 fatty acids play vital roles in maintaining our health. Required for the proper functioning of the heart, brain, eyes and other organs, the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are particularly crucial as the human body can only manufacture them in limited amounts. Significantly, therefore, research suggests that supplementing our diets with these key micronutrients can provide a wide range of impressive benefits to our health.
Over the past couple of decades, studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids to be helpful in preventing and controlling diseases such as cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer and others. Recent research has added to this knowledge and found they can reduce inflammation in chronic kidney disease, lower the risk of eye disease, help treat major depression, reduce aggressive behavior in kids, reduce symptoms of childhood asthma, reduce the risk of premature birth, and assist in healthy ageing.
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