Omega-3 & Osteoporosis

Omega-3 may help promote bone health. A larger intake of omega-3 fatty acid in the diet may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according the recent study titled “Effect of fish oil on bone mineral density in aging C57BL/6 female mice,” published in the June 2007 edition of The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

Researchers studied mice over a six month time period and concluded that mice given fish oil supplements maintained a higher bone mass density compared to the control mice. While this study has not yet been proven in humans, the evidence has been mounting that omega-3 diets are important for bone health.

A.Bhattacharyaa, M. Rahmana, D. Suna and G. Fernandes. “Effect of fish oil on bone mineral density in aging C57BL/6 female mice.” The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. June 2007, Volume 18, Issue 6, Pages 372-379.

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