About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Omega-3 Foods May Help Reduce Damage Caused by Air Pollution

by Bidita Debnath on March 5, 2017 at 11:06 PM
Font : A-A+

 Omega-3 Foods May Help Reduce Damage Caused by Air Pollution

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids could significantly reduce damage caused by air pollution, shows a new research.

Omega-3 fatty acids (OFAs), found in a variety of foods including in oily fish, soy beans and spinach, could reduce inflammation and oxidative stress caused by air pollution by up to half, according to the study conducted in mice.

Advertisement


However, the research also shows air pollution particles can penetrate through the lungs of lab animals into many major organs, including the brain and testicles. This raises the possibility that the health damage caused by toxic air is even greater than currently known, The Guardian reported on Friday.

"I would definitely recommend taking OFAs to counter air pollution problems," lead researcher Jing Kang, at Massachusetts General Hospital, part of Harvard Medical School in the US, was quoted as saying.
Advertisement

"OFAs are well known to have many other healthy benefits and the key thing is they are not like a drug, but a nutrient with so many benefits," Kang said.

Two to four grammes per day would be the equivalent dose in humans to that given to the mice, Kang said.

The research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids could provide an immediate, practical solution for reducing the disease burden of air pollution.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World Disability Day 2022 - The Role of Innovative Transformation
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded Diet, Nutrition and Supplements for Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Promote Your Health with Nutrition Supplements Pollution Top Beauty Foods to Look Younger and Glowing Air Pollution Health Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids Tips for Healthy Fasting During Ramadhan 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood Donation - Recipients Vent Forte (Theophylline) A-Z Drug Brands in India Selfie Addiction Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Find a Hospital Hearing Loss Calculator Color Blindness Calculator Diaphragmatic Hernia The Essence of Yoga
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Omega-3 Foods May Help Reduce Damage Caused by Air Pollution Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests