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People lose about 20 percent of their muscle mass between ages 40 and 60, and they go downhill from there. This results in decreased strength and power, and a reduced quality of life. It also decreases the capacity to regulate blood sugar, because muscle accounts for about 30 percent of post-meal blood sugar disposal. This increases the risk of heart disease. A review of literature by Scottish researchers concluded that high omega-3 fatty acid levels in muscle prevent muscle deterioration with age by preventing inflammation and insulin resistance. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish promote metabolic muscular health.


(Marine Drugs, 13: 6977-7004, 2015)