The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are more than previously believed, according to a recent metabolomic study published in PLOS One. The supplement is able to prevent fatty liver diseases including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatitis that often lead to liver failure.
The study was conducted by researchers at Oregon State University. The metabolomic study has assessed the biological effects and health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the hepatic tissues.
Nutritional supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids and DHA are linked with reduced plasma triglyceride levels with stabilization of vitamin, amino acid, proteins, lipids and carbohydrate metabolic pathways.
According to Dr. Donald Jump, OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the recent study has suggested that several biological pathways are influenced by omega-3 fatty acids. The physiological and biochemical effects of omega-3 fatty acids beyond biomolecular pathways were revealed by the study, he noted.