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Resolve to Improve Your Health with Omega 3s

Resolve to improve your health with omega-3s Now that the holidays are over, many health-conscious Americans do their best to make healthier choices in the new year. But according to new research, even those who do their best to eat a balanced diet aren't getting enough omega-3s - essential nutrients that the body requires to function. Among their numerous benefits, omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA), have been associated with overall heart health, improving eye, brain and joint performance as we age. But when it comes to health, knowledge is just the first step. People should consider if they are consuming enough omega-3s and take action. A study recently published in Nutrients compared consumers' knowledge and perception about omega-3s in their diet with...

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Youthful Aging

With few exceptions, people age at a similar rate until they reach their late twenties or mid-thirties.  Then most people reach a turning point – a transition from “growing” into “aging.”  In general, each biologic function begins to decrease in the transition.  There is enormous variation among individuals, as they age, in the rate of decline of biologic function.  Biologic age is an estimate of an individual’s level of biologic functioning compared to others at different chronological ages.  The individual who makes unhealthy choices may actually function and be aging biologically at the same level as someone 15-20 years older.  The question is how can you be one of those people who function and age biologically at a level equivalent to someone who is many...