Friday, June 28, 2013

Omega-3 Reduces Hip Fractures In Women

Posted by Milton Recht:

From "Omega-3 in Blood Linked to Postmenopausal Bone Health" on ScienceBlog:
Higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood may reduce the risk for hip fractures in postmenopausal women, recent research suggests.

Scientists analyzed red blood cell samples from women with and without a history of having a broken hip. The study showed that higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids from both plant and fish sources in those blood cells were associated with a lower likelihood of having fractured a hip.

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