A diet low in omega-3 foods can reduce life expectancy even more than smoking: Study

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The oil found in salmon and mackerel is said to be extremely good for the heart and reduce blood clots.

Failure to include omega-3 foods in your diet can reduce life expectancy by five years.

Failure to include omega-3 foods in your diet can reduce life expectancy by five years. According to a recent study, this is even more than the four years shortening a person’s life expectancy caused by smoking.

The oil found in salmon and mackerel is said to be extremely good for the heart and reduce blood clots. But of course you shouldn’t start consuming fish excessively.

Researchers believe that a good value is eight percent or more, while the satisfactory value is between five and eight percent. While those whose intake is less than five percent are at a higher risk of dying early.

The study was led by Michael McBurney of the University of Guelph in Canada. “It is interesting to note that in Japan, where the average omega-3 index is above 8%, the expected lifespan is about five years longer than in the United States, where the average omega-3 index is about 5 %”, he said.

McBurney added that they have clear evidence that the essential mineral (in this case, omega-3) extends a person’s lifespan. The study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and used statistics from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), one of the longest-running studies in the world.

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Researchers have now concluded that measuring fatty acids can determine the death rate and life expectancy of a given person.

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