Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal:
JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Academy
Size of study:
608 ambulatory outpatients in California with stable coronary artery disease
Among patients with coronary artery disease, there was an inverse relationship between baseline blood levels of marine omega-3 fatty acids and the rate of telomere shortening over 5 years. In other words, those study subjects who had the highest blood levels of marine omega-3 fatty acids at the beginning of the study had the slowest rates of telomere shortening over a 5 year period. Those that had the lowest levels of blood level marine omega-3 fatty acids had the fastest rates of telomere shortening over the same 5 year period.