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December 7, 2021 • Brain Health

Omega 3 Fats for a Longer Life

Blood levels of omega 3 fats, the darlings of the healthy fats, appear to be a powerful predictor of death. In a new report from the on-going and esteemed Framingham Cohort Study, scientists found that having higher blood levels of omega 3 can boost life expectancy by almost five years! 

To come to this conclusion, scientists followed the health status and the red blood cell levels of omega 3 fats in 2,240 study subjects over the age of 65 for a period of 11 years. Study subjects with the highest red blood cell levels of omega 3 fats lowered their risk of death by 4.7 years. 

These results are quite significant and underscore that small changes in diet, in this case simply eating more omega 3 fats, can translate to a much longer life – specifically on par with quitting smoking! That is a compelling reason to be proactive in including these precious and essential fats in your diet regularly. 

Click here to learn how to do just that! 

Animal and vegetable sources of omega-3 acids as salmon, avocado, linseed, eggs, butter, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, parsley leaves and rapeseed oil

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab195