Fish And Walnuts Can Help Speed Up Recovery After Injury
January 16, 2012
NY Daily News
By AFP RELAXNEWS
“Here is another study that shows the health benefits of Omega 3s.” –KTRN
People who’ve suffered bodily injury should consider a fish dinner full of omega-3 fatty acids in order to speed up recovery and help damaged nerves regenerate, according to a team of British researchers.
Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for the body’s normal growth and development. Because the body doesn’t produce omega-3 fatty acids naturally, they have to be consumed in foods such as oily fish or in supplements.
The new study, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found that omega-3 fatty acids could play a significant role in preventing and protecting nerves from injury.
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London focused on peripheral nerve cells which transmit signals between the brain and the spinal cord and the rest of the body. After injury, these cells are able to regenerate provided the damage is minor.