Q. I am responding to a recent column about omega-3 fats changing hair color. When I was 30 years old, my formerly dark brown hair had turned completely gray. Now at age 63 I have a lot of my former hair color back. I have been getting omega-3 fats in the form of tuna, flax, walnuts and dietary supplements. This combination has worked for me for the past few years. Some people think I am in my 40s.

A. We heard from a couple in their 80s who saw a change towards their original hair color after adding more omega-3 fats to their diet. We couldn’t find any scientific studies to explain this phenomenon, and we still can’t. But we are fascinated to hear that you have also experienced a reversion to the hair color of your youth with an omega-3 rich diet.

Omega-3 fats are believed to be beneficial in preventing heart disease and fighting inflammation. Whether or not they will restore hair color, it’s a good idea to include tuna, mackerel or salmon along with walnuts, flax and dark green leafy vegetables on your weekly menu.

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  1. Oliver Nettles
    Great Britain, Netherbrae

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this subject here on your site.

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