Since age is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease in people—the leading cause of illness and death—investigations in long-lived species may help us understand more about cardiovascular aging.
According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, fish oil is the most commonly used natural product among American adults. It also had the greatest increase in sales in the last 8 years. For more on the use and sales trends of natural products, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1BGGjU2
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