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Carlson Laboratories Reacts to a Recent Study Revealing an Association between Omega-3 Supplementation and Telomere Length

A recent study reported in the January issue of JAMA analyzed the effect of omega-3 supplementation on telomere length in white blood cells. Over the lifetime of a white blood cell, the length of the telomere shortens. It has been suggested that the shortening of the telomeres within the cell is a sign of biological aging. This five-year study consisted of 608 participants with a history of heart attack. According to the study, those that had the lowest intakes of omega-3s experienced a greater decrease in telomere length compared to individuals that had the greatest intake of omega-3s. Carilyn Anderson, Sales and Marketing Executive at Carlson Laboratories, stated, “It is extremely exciting when new research reveals even more extraordinary benefits of natural supplements, especially omega-3s. We have known for some time about the cardiovascular benefits associated with omega-3 fatty acids; however, this is only the beginning of the research examining their effects on slowing the aging process.” Carlson Laboratories has been specializing in the finest Norwegian marine oils since 1982. The Carlson product line includes award-winning fish oil liquids and soft gels, including Carlson’s The Very Finest Fish Oil. Carlson’s newest marine oil product is CalaOmega, which provides omega-3s from calamari, a source naturally high in DHA. Look for these and other products in your local health food store. About Carlson Laboratories
Carlson Laboratories has been supplying high quality vitamins and other nutritional supplements for 45 years. Our award-winning fish oil products are renowned for their purity and great taste. Call us today for more information @ 1-888-234-5656, or visit your local natural foods store. J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc., 15 College Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

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