Can 60 Years Old Consume Fish Oil With Omega?
Hello, nice to meet you. I want to ask, can the elderly consume fish oil with omega-like? Because my parents are in their 60s and I’m afraid that the consumption of fish oil has an effect on my parents’ cholesterol levels. Please enlighten me, thank you.
Hello Intan, thank you for asking.
Salmon oil which is sold freely as a supplement, generally contains one or several of omega 3, 6, and 9. All three are polyunsaturated fatty acids which are said to have many benefits for the body. The three mechanisms are different, although the effects are generally similar. Omega 3 is divided into 3 types, namely:
DHA, which plays a role in health and brain development
EPA, to reduce the inflammation process
ALA, is metabolized by the body into DHA and EPA
Omega 6 works to increase the body's immunity, while omega 9 is believed to help the process of reducing triglyceride and cholesterol levels that are not good in the body. Of the three, the most attention was indeed omega 3. Some studies found a correlation between consumption of omega 3 for a certain period of time with a reduced risk of heart and blood vessel disease and decreased LDL levels. Some sources also state that there is a reduced risk of dementia, cancer, depression, and chronic inflammation with consumption of omega 3. However, this statement still needs to be studied further through a series of scientific studies. You need to understand that cholesterol is not all bad. Humans need adequate intake of lipids and cholesterol, because both are converted into energy by the body. Things to consider when consuming fat and cholesterol is to choose foods that contain high unsaturated fat and no trans fat content. Some food ingredients besides fish oil supplements that contain unsaturated fats are:
beans, such as soybeans, almonds, green beans, kidney beans, and so on
wheat like oatmeal or whole wheat
seeds such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and so on
low-fat red meat
As long as your parents consume fish oil in the recommended dosage and not excessive, then the possibility of side effects is small. Give your parents information that supplements are not to be consumed in excessive amounts, they should remain in accordance with the dosage. And give advice for a varied diet. Hopefully this short review can help. Regards.