SANA MAHMOOD HAIFA: Scientists from the University of Haifa have found out that intake of Omega-3 fatty acid makes quitting cigarette-smoking easy. In the latest study carried out here the researchers found out that increased Omega-3 fatty acid intake decreases the craving for nicotine. In earlier studies too it has been established that smoking causes a decrease in the level of Omega-3 and other fatty acids in the brain. This causes damage to brain cells besides disturbance of the neurotransmitters in certain sections of the brain. This is connected with experiencing of pleasure. According to a piece published in Psychopharmacology, lack of Omega-3 fatty acid also results into factors that lead to smoking: For instance, it enhances the level of depression and causes reduction in the ability to bear stress. Moreover, Omega-3 fatty acids are important for Relaxation and Contract of Muscles; Blood Clotting; Digestion; Fertility; Cell Division; Growth; Movement of Calcium and other Substances in and out of Cells. Omega-3 is found in Salmon, Mackerel and other Oily Fish; Walnuts, Flaxseed, Canola and Soybean etc. It has been observed that Omega-3 intake lowers cholesterol, slightly lower blood pressure, slow the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and reduces
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