Consumption of omega-3 fats reduces risk of age-related hearing loss

Latest research from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that omega-3 fatty acids and oily fish have a role in maintaining healthy auditory function. This is in addition to their roles in the prevention and modulation of certain diseases – heart disease, stroke and autoimmune disorders.

Age-related hearing loss is a common problem in the older population. It is second only to arthritis as a handicapping condition. Dietary supplementation with fish oil is a cost-effective, convenient preventive strategy.