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Fish oil turned out to be healthier than we thought

A lot has already been said about the benefits of fish oil. Well, some people who took a “forced prevention course” in kindergarten will never forget this wonderful nutritional supplement. And she, meanwhile, is really very wonderful. After all, recently a group of researchers from the United States found that fish oil is much more useful than it is customary to think about. Moreover, regular intake of it can not only improve health, but also save a life.

The fish oil capsules are tasteless so that it can be taken without problems

Why fish oil is good

Well-known fact of the benefits of fish oillies in its composition. First of all, these are vitamins A and D, as well as polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids. They play an important role in recovery processes, renewing skin cells, improving the condition of hair and nails, and (according to some reports) even help repair damaged cells of the central nervous system. But the main advantage of fish oil has always been considered to be lowering blood cholesterol, due to which this dietary supplement is extremely useful for those who monitor the health of the heart and blood vessels. But, as it turned out, this is not all that fish oil is capable of. Do you like fish oil? Tell us about it in our chat in Telegram.

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NAMS Research Team (NorthAmerican Menopause Society), but do not be afraid of this phrase, the scientists of this organization are not only concerned with the study of women's health, conducted a meta-analysis of the data of 26,000 people and revealed some patterns regarding omega-3 and vitamin D. Scientists took the data from men and women of different ages (including both blood counts, and height, weight and so on), whom they observed for more than five years. Their findings suggest that consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin D is associated not only with a significant reduction in heart attacks, as previously thought, but also with a reduced risk of cancer.

The resulting picture, of course, is not true.in the final instance and points to the need for more research to determine the benefits of nutritional supplements, ”says Dr. Joanne Manson, lead author of the study. Since cancer is a very dangerous condition, it would be nice to find an additional and affordable source of prevention against this disease.

Scientists have found that among the entire groupvolunteers who took part in the experiment, people who had a diet of about 1.5 servings per week on average had a 20–25% lower risk of developing cancer compared to people who didn’t eat fish (or did not take an equivalent amount of omega-3 and vitamin D).

The source of fish oil is not only capsules, but also quite a tasty red fish

However, base the study on “dry” numbersit would be premature. An additional study was conducted on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on cancer cells. Omega-3s in the human body turn into endocannabinoid epoxides - these are molecules that have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. However, when these substances "meet" cancer cells, they slow down and inhibit their growth, and also interfere with cell migration. And this is very important in the fight against this disease. Of course, it will not be possible to cure cancer with omega-3, but this property will be extremely useful for preventive purposes.

Now scientists are focused on conductingadditional research to determine specific categories of people and age groups for which omega-3s will have the greatest positive effect. This will help to develop clearer guidelines for the nutrition and intake of fatty acid supplements.