Fat Fish and increased life expectancy
According to a study published by Harvard’s School of Public Health and the University of Washington, it shows as a result that adults with higher levels of fatty acids in the blood have a higher life expectancy by an average of 2.2 years than with lower levels.
Fish consumption is considered to be part of a healthy diet, which rich in protein and that reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases and strokes.
“Our results support the importance of having adequate levels of omega-3 in the blood for cardiovascular health and suggest that, in the future, these benefits may extend the remaining useful life”, says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor, Department of Epidemiology of Harvard’s HSP.
The study is published after 16 years of research and after testing 3 types of omega-3 acids that are found in fish.