Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lengthen Those Telomeres With Omega 3's

What the heck are telomeres you ask? They are the protective caps at the end of chromosomes that, when shortened, are linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease. How can we preserve telomere length? Simple solution: ingesting 500-1,000 mg of Omega 3's (i.e. DHA & EPA)/day via fatty fish like salmon. If you don't consume this amount, a fish oil is something you should consider supplementing with. Consult with your physician first, of course.

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