The newest research showed that those who consumed the highest amount of omega-3s from fish oils had a 14% reduction in risk of death from any cause. (1)
This benefit is called “all-cause mortality,” and is the gold standard in measuring the effect of an intervention on lifespan. (1)
This meta-analysis combined 23 independent studies and involved more than one million subjects who were evaluated for fish and fish oil consumption. The results of this massive study suggest that the regular consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish oil (DHA and EPA), reveal impressive changes in lifespan.
While previous studies suggest that increased omega-3 consumption supports healthy brain, mood, and heart function (2,3), the longevity benefits seen may be due to the lymphatic system support that omega-3s provide.
Aging and the Lymphatic System
As we age, our lymphatic duct efficiency is reduced. Here are some of the effects of aging on the lymph system:
- The accumulation of fat deposits in lymph ducts (4)
- Increased number of lymph duct irregularities (4)
- Lymph duct wall thickening and fibrosis (scarring) (4)
- Decline in lymph wall elasticity (4)
- Significant decrease in lymph-collecting vessels in the small intestine in those over age 65 (4)
By now, you may have heard about the newly deemed 79th organ of the body: the mesentery. The mesentery is lymph-concentrated connective tissue that connects our intestines to the wall of our abdomen.
This area of the body may be the body’s most valuable concentration of lymph, source of immunity and driver of longevity. (4,5,6) The mesentery lymph is particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress as we age. (6)
Remember, the lymphatic system plays three integral roles in the body:
- It delivers triglyceride fats for baseline energy to the body.
- It is the carrier of the immune system.
- It is the body’s primary waste removal system.
Age-related breakdown of the mesenteric lymph that lines the intestines can alter the delicate balance of the intestinal epithelium (skin) and the health of the microbiome — all three of which are linked to each other. These mesenteric lymph tissues are designed to deliver good fats for energy as well as send bad fats that are too big for the bloodstream to be processed and detoxified. As they break down with age, the body’s ability to remove toxins and deliver energy can become compromised.
Fish Oils Boost Lymphatic Flow
One of the top solutions to care for aging lymphatic channels is to feed the body with high-quality, lymph-moving fats.
In a handful of recent studies, omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil (EPA and DHA) showed significant support for healthy lymphatic function. (7-9)
For example, they were found to support the removal of toxins from the intestinal wall by helping to flush toxins into the lymphatic channels that drain the intestinal tract – A process that may maintain intestinal health and integrity. (7) Lack of intestinal integrity is directly linked to frustrating health concerns like food intolerances and digestive imbalances.
As the body ages, less omega-3 fatty acids are found in the brain. New research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil support healthy lymph circulation in the brain, which may help to explain some of the longevity and cognitive benefits gleaned from fish oil supplementation. (10,11)
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