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New UK research has added to the growing body of evidence suggesting that, when included as part of a healthy diet, omega-3 can help improve the diversity of gut bacteria.
Carried out by researchers from the School of Medicine at Nottingham, the study is the largest to date to examine the relationship between omega-3, found commonly in fish oil, and the composition of the gut microbiome.
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For the study the team recruited 876 middle-age and elderly women to test the diversity and amount of good bacteria in their gut against their omega-3 intake and their blood serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
They found that the women who had a higher dietary intake of omega-3 and higher blood serum levels also had a more diverse gut microbiome, which is associated with a number of health benefits including lower risk of diabetes, obesity and inflammatory gut diseases like colitis or Crohn's.
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Omega-3 has also been shown in previous research to have a positive effect on various other health conditions, including insulin resistance in diabetes, hypertension (high blood...
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