October 17th, 2022

Fish Oil continues to make the news. We recently to a look at omega three fatty acids and concussions. now let's look at other indications for them.

"This study aimed to investigate the association between DNA damage and blood levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), retinol, beta-carotene and riboflavin in Brazilian children and adolescents. Subjects (n = 140) were healthy boys and girls aged 9 to 13 years in Ribeirão Preto. Data collection included anthropometry, assessment of energy intake and blood sampling.

DNA damage was evaluated by single-cell gel electrophoresis. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to verify associations between blood concentrations of vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids and DNA damage. PCA explained 69.4% of the inverse relationships between DNA damage and blood levels of DHA, EPA, retinol, and beta-carotene. In conclusion, omega-3-fatty acids were inversely associated with DNA damage in Brazilian children and adolescents and may be a protective factor against the development of future diseases."
(de Barros et. al. 2022)

While this data is limited in its scope, it again points to a positive association between fish fatty acid intake and health. There is a mechanism too this reality improving the probability of these findings being true. Consume small oily fish or the oils weekly.


Dr. M

de Barros Food and Function
Stanhiser Human Reproduction