Various studies have been carried out in the past and are still being carried out on the benefits that Omega-3 fatty acids provide us. It has a wide range of benefits and impacts on us.
Omega-3 fatty acids can lower elevated triglyceride levels, which helps in reducing heart disease.
Supplements of DHA are sometimes prescribed to reduce blood triglycerides
A recent study has revealed omega-3 fatty acids benefit in preventing the fatty liver disease.
Omega-3 fatty acid also affects the vitamin and carbohydrate metabolism, protein and amino acid function, as well as lipid metabolism.
The research by scientists at Oregon State University and several other institutions, was one of the first of its type to use "metabolomics," an analysis of metabolites that reflect the many biological effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the liver.
Patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) disease that affects the joints of our body are advised to intake fish oil supplements that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acid. It helps in reducing the stiffness and inflammation caused in the joint area and increases the flexibility.
Omega-3 fatty acid also boosts the effects of antidepressants and helps in fighting depression.
Besides RA, Inflammation is also linked to Asthma, the patient of which are advised to take food or vegetables rich in Omega-3 fatty acid.
Some studies have also revealed the benefit of Omega-3 fatty acid in treating Alzheimer's disease and dementia.