Harvard School of Public Health recently led a research that links eating tuna to longer life.
The researchers scanned 16 years of data from about 2,700 Americans (ages 65 and above) who are generally healthy. To provide the best assessments of the potential effects of dietary consumption of fish, those taking supplements like fish oil were excluded from the test group.
It was found that participants with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids scored 27 percent lower in over-all risk of dying and 35 percent lower in dying from heart disease vs. their counterparts who had lower levels in their blood. They also had the lowest risk of mortality from any cause, and lived an average of 2.2 years longer than those with low levels of omega-3 in their system.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found mainly in fish like salmon, tuna, halibut, sardines, herring and mackerel. These sources are rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which is most strongly related to lower risk of coronary heart disease death; eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which is most strongly linked to lower risk of nonfatal heart attack; and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) which is most strongly linked with lower risk of dying from a stroke.
The study recognizes the importance of adequate omega-3 levels for cardiovascular health, and suggests that later in life these benefits could actually extend one’s remaining years.
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Source: Harvard Gazette http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/04/eating-fish-gives-older-adults-an-edge/