Research shows fish oil may help protect against pollution

Break out the the fish oil pills, there's a new study that says the healthy supplement can also help reduce the harm on the human body from air pollution.

We've known for a very long time now the negative impact dirty air has on our health when it comes to our lungs and breathing.  But now there's research showing just how insidious these pollution particles can really be. 

New data is showing how the pollution particles can "penetrate through the lungs of lab animals into many major organs, including the brain and testicles" reports the Guardian. Scientists believe they are now uncovering air pollution links to dementia, mental illness and even diabetes. 

But the news is not all bad. Especially for those who are already either taking the omega-3 fatty acid supplement (or eating 2-3 servings of fish each week). 

Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids (OFAs), found in flax, hemp and fish oils, both prevent and treat the impact "inflammation and oxidative stress caused by air pollution. And check this out - the OFA's showed they delivered a whopping 30-50% reduction in harm.  

So it looks like you might wanna stock up on fish or fish oils and protect not only your heart but your head too.

For more details on the study head over to the Guardian

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