Brushing away dental disease with omega-3?

March 2010, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

Well, that’s according to a new study from Japan…and we must admit that we couldn’t agree more.

You see, in addition to the risk of losing teeth, dental diseases are usually the result of bacteria-triggered inflammatory host responses that cause destruction of alveolar bone and periodontal connective tissue. Dental diseases have also been implicated has risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

So where does omega-3 come into play?

Well, that’s according to a new study from Japan*…and we must admit that we couldn’t agree more.

You see, in addition to the risk of losing teeth, dental diseases are usually the result of bacteria-triggered inflammatory host responses that cause destruction of alveolar bone and periodontal connective tissue. Dental diseases have also been implicated has risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

So where does omega-3 come into play? In brief…anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to inhibit inflammatory mediators and our Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil is proven to have more than two and a half times** the anti-inflammatory properties of other fish oils.

*Source: Nutrition
Published online ahead of print, doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2009.09.010
“Longitudinal relationship between dietary ω-3 fatty acids and periodontal disease”
Authors: M. Iwasaki, A. Yoshihara, P. Moynihan, R. Watanabe, G.W. Taylor, H. Miyazaki

**Results as per the clinical trial performed by Dr Paul Davis and Dr Annalee O’Rourke of Trinity Bioactives Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand.

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