Reduce the Risk of Death from Inflammatory Diseases with Omega-3

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An article in the Globe & Mail on March 30,2001 refers to a recent 15 year study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of the intake of omega-3 and the risk of dying from inflammation-related disease in healthy older adults. The article goes on to discuss foods that may help reduce inflammation, including Omega-3s, anti-oxidants, monsaturated fats, and phytochemicals.

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Women with the highest intake of Omega-3 fats per day (1.1 to 4.7 g total) were 44% less likely to die from non-cancer, non-cardiovascular disease. The reduced death rate for men was  less significant, although positive, especially for ALA (flax seed) intake.

The article discusses the theory that inflammatory diseases are linked to an overactive immune system, that “diet plays a role in easing symptoms of inflammation”, and that some foods help reduce inflammation.


One response to “Reduce the Risk of Death from Inflammatory Diseases with Omega-3

  1. Chris, I like your website. The layout is excellent and user-friendly. Illustrations are appropriate and eye-catching. And, yes, the articles are spot-on. I am sending a link to a friend in Japan.


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