According to scientists from the Medical University of Athens omega-3 fatty acids reduce the physical damage to the human organism cigarettes.
The researchers assessed the effects of taking 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids on the walls of the arteries heavy smokers. It turned out that a short course of omega-3 fatty acids improves the condition of the artery and mitigates harm to the elasticity of the vascular system of cigarettes.
"This discovery shows that omega-3 fatty acids are able to suppress the harmful effects of Smoking on the arteries, which plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Gerasimos Siasos.
The effect of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with several complex mechanism associated with anti-inflammatory and anti-sclerotic effect. In this regard, cardiologists recommend all people to eat fatty fish that contains a lot of such acids, twice a week, especially those who have high risk of developing heart disease.
"The only way to save the body from the harmful effects of tobacco Smoking. However, smokers and not smokers, can stick to a healthy diet, to at least minimize the harm to the body," - said the Director for science Federation on protection against heart disease Catherine Tauber.