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Cellular renewal process may underlie benefits of omega fatty acids

A search for genes that change their levels of expression in response to nutrient deprivation has uncovered potential clues to the mechanism underlying the health benefits of omega fatty acids. Massachusetts General Hospital researchers report finding that feeding omega-6 fatty acids to C. elegans roundworms or adding them to cultured human cells activates a cellular renewal process called autophagy, which may be deficient in several important diseases of aging.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/mgh…

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