New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish increase bone density and help stave off osteoporosis.So that means that not only do omega-3’s help prevent cancer, fight depression, heart disease, and dementia, but also have positive effects on bone density and osteoporosis. This sounds like a pretty easy supplement to help out most of your body.
For eight years, researchers measured the bone mineral density and blood levels of fatty acids in 78 men, and found that the consumption of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – an omega-3 fatty acid found in cold-water fish such as salmon, bluefin tuna, and mackerel – was associated with greater overall bode density.
For women especially with osteoporosis being a big concern so it would seem even more important for them to get more fish or take fish oil supplements. For more information I’d encourage you to read my previous article on the benefits of fish oil supplements.
And for the men: Go back and read my article on low testosterone and osteoporosis. The ailment can effect your life too. Work on your testosterone levels and increase you omega-3 intake to stave osteoporosis in your life.
Best Life, Aug 2007