Thursday, April 26, 2018

Eating Nuts And Seeds Found To Cut Your Risk Of Premature Death By HALF

 If you want to live longer, eat more nuts and seeds. According to a study, eating these foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, cuts the risk of premature death by nearly half. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that levels of the fatty acid omega-6, which can be found in vegetable oils, were associated to better heart health.
Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are known for their favorable effect on blood 

cholesterol. Omega-6 fatty acids promote the production of anti-inflammatory compounds as well. Thus, the researchers of the study investigated the associations of dietary factors with the risk of developing disease only by concentrating on their effects on disease risk factors. (Related: Clear up the Misconceptions about Omega 6 fatty acids.)

The study was carried out by a team of researchers from the University of Eastern Finland. The team looked at the blood fatty acid levels of 2,480 men aged from 42 to 60 years at the beginning of the study. The team then conducted follow up tests on the participants for an average of 22 years, during which 1,143 men died due to various diseases. The researchers split the participants into five various groups according to their blood linoleic acid level. Linoleic acid is the most common polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid.

Results of the study revealed that a high level of linoleic acid, a common omega-6 fatty acid, led to a 43 percent lower risk of premature death in comparison to those with the lowest level. The researchers also highlighted that omega-6 fatty acids promote the production of anti-inflammatory compounds. (MORE)

Source: Natural News

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