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Tip #40: Want to Live longer? Try Fish Oil.

When you turn 100 years old, you’ll thank me.  Omega-3 fats have for years been shown to help lower levels of heart disease and cardiac death. New research suggests they may possess an even more fundamental benefit: Heart patients with high omega-3 intake had relatively longer “telomeres,” which are stretches of DNA whose length correlates with longevity.

Cardiologists measured telomere length over five years in more than 600 patients who had coronary-artery blockage and previous heart attacks. They found that people with high levels of omega-3 fats in their white blood cells experienced significantly less shortening of telomeres.

The study focused only on “marine” omega-3 found in sources such as fish and krill, not the type found in vegetable sources like flaxseed, walnuts, canola oil or soybean oil.

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