Research Roundup

July 2013 Issue

Research Roundup: July 2013

Eating fish may lead to longer life. Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from eating fatty fish like salmon, herring and trout, lived just over two years longer and had a 35 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those with lower levels of omega-3s, research shows. The study monitored 2,700 healthy adults age 65 and over for 16 years, and found that eating one to two servings of omega-3-rich fish per week brought optimal benefits.

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