Oct 12, 2012 0
According to new research from Ohio State University, taking omega-3 supplements may help slow the aging process. Omega-3 fatty acids are naturally found in fish, such as tuna or salmon, and other sources, such as walnuts, flax seed, and beans. The study found that adults who took the supplements had longer telomeres, which are protective caps that prevent genomes from becoming unstable. Longer telomere length has been associated with better health and increased longevity. Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, lead author of the study, said the telomere finding is provocative because it suggests that a nutritional supplement may make a difference in aging. More here and here.