December 2008 Issue
Reseach Roundup: Decemer 2008
Taking daily fish oil supplements may lessen damaging health effects of pollution due to oxidative stress, researchers in Mexico concluded after giving two grams of fish oil a day to 52 nursing home residents for seven months. Prior testing revealed that pollution levels in the nursing home were as high as outdoors. The omega-3-rich supplements boosted blood levels of antioxidant enzymes and reduced oxidative damage in blood cells, which are both affected by pollution.
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