Consume Omega-3s &d Omega –6s and Prevent Osteoporosis

by Medindia Content Team on  August 1, 2005 at 6:57 PM General Health News
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Consume Omega-3s &d Omega –6s and Prevent Osteoporosis
Previous studies on omega-3 fatty acids, has mainly focused on their benefits for heart and mental health, however a recent study done on rats adds to the mounting evidence of Omega 3 and Omega -6 in human health.
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Researchers say they have found that diets with a low ratio of omega-6 fatty acids to omega-3 fatty acids minimized the bone loss typically brought on by the low levels of oestrogen in women after menopause. Researchers also say that a higher intake of omega-6 fatty acids leads to an increased production of compounds associated with bone loss.

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In conclusion researchers say that their findings although yet to be confirmed in humans, could offer an important prevention strategy for osteoporosis.

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