Fish Oil Could Help Periodontal Disease

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Blogs | 0 comments

Fish oil has long been regarded as beneficial to overall health. But did you know that it may help periodontal symptoms? Doctors in Australia have been analyzing various studies to draw a clear conclusion. Although all of the studies showed improvements,  two showed great progress when used in conjunction with aspirin. However, more needs to be done to know the full effect of fish oil supplements.

Dr. Alison Coates who is working on the project said,

“I would recommend that people ensure they have a sufficient intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in their diet for general health,” said Coates. “In Australia, these types of fatty acids are considered to be essential with ~500 mg recommended as the suggested dietary target. This equates to approximately 2 fatty fish meals per week.”

More research needs to be done to see if aspirin is necessary to see the benefits of fish oil. You can read the full article here.

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