According to a new study carried out by Bernhard Breier, nutrition professor of New Zealand’s Massey University, Omega-3 has been found reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease. The co-author of the study revealed that omeaga-3s are beneficial for health as one ages. During ageing process Omega-3 improves carbohydrate and fat metabolism. The research further stated that diet high in omega-3 fatty acid helps in burning metabolic fuels (glucose and fat) better. It also assists in regulating energy storage across different tissues.
These results have been found vital because the ageing process is linked with developing higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome viz a cluster of risk factors like diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
According to the author of the study omega-3 fatty acids help in stimulating the process known as insulin signalling cascade, which helps in improving how blood sugar is used in the body.
These findings are the result of examination carried on mice by researchers from Australia, Germany and New Zealand. Thousands of studies have already focussed on the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids as they are beneficial for many diseases including arthritis and heart diseases.
Omega-3s are commonly found in oily fish, salmon, sardines, walnuts, eggs and flaxseed. Omga-3s have been found help in preventing heart diseases and stroke. They also help in protecting bones and muscles. The studies also highlighted that in New Zealand 28 percent of men are obese compared with 17 percent according to the last survey in 1997.