January 19, 2012
A recent study has found that Omega-3s can substantially reduce anxiety and inflammation, which in turn lowers the likelihood of developing serious illnesses like cancer and heart disease, among young and healthy adults.
Many elderly patients incorporate large amounts of Omega-3 into their diets at the recommendation of doctors who are aware of the health benefits, but individuals may want to consider eating the fatty acid early in life as a precautionary measure.
Research conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine demonstrated that the Omega-3 commonly found in fish oil helped mediate anxiety and inflammation in a test group of 68 medical students.
Many are familiar with the redness on the skin caused by inflammation, a measure the body takes to fight disease, but chronic inflammation can contribute to serious medical conditions, notes Dr. Andrew Weil, a leader in the field of integrative medicine, on his website. Omega-3s not only have the ability to improve body skincare, but they can also provide life enhancing benefits. Make sure to add foods rich in Omega-3s to your diet!