Exercise also improves blood vessel elasticity
and endothelial function, in part, by blocking the production of damaging free radicals and maintaining the production of nitric oxide, an important signaling molecule that helps protect the inner layer of the arteries.
Studies have shown that these polyunsaturated fats improve cardiovascular health by lowering triglycerides (fat in the blood), raising levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol, reducing blood pressure, inflammation and your risk of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), slowing plaque formation in the arteries and improving blood vessel elasticity
. Some research suggests that fish consumption may offer protection against certain forms of cancer (including prostate cancer), stroke and Alzheimer's disease, and lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
A study in Ireland revealed that smokers who were given 1.5 grams of taurine a day - the equivalent of a large can of tuna - had their blood vessel elasticity
restored to that of a non-smoker.
Of the menopausal women in the study, those taking Promensil were noted to have arterial compliance, or large blood vessel elasticity
, similar to that of premenopausal women.