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Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), consisting of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Oily fish, including anchovies, sardines, mackerel, and salmon, are the only known natural sources of Omega-3 EPA/DHA. ALA is found in plants, such as flax and chia. It is important to note that only EPA and DHA contribute to the many health benefits associated with Omega-3. While the body can convert ALA into EPA/DHA, it does so very inefficiently (less than one percent), making it impossible to derive Omega-3-related health benefits from plant sources. Furthermore, although Omega-3 EPA/DHA is vital to overall good health, the human body is not able to produce it on its own, so supplementation is required, either by eating oily fish or foods fortified with Omega-3 EPA/DHA, or by taking fish oil supplements.
Improving acne symptoms with Mediterranean diet and omega-3 supplements

Improving acne symptoms with Mediterranean diet and omega-3 supplements

Study suggests gastric bypass can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, irrespective of weight loss

Study suggests gastric bypass can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, irrespective of weight loss

Injectable fish oil emulsion reduces brain damage in newborn rodents

Injectable fish oil emulsion reduces brain damage in newborn rodents

Study reveals neurological effects of reused frying oils

Study reveals neurological effects of reused frying oils

Eating fatty food before surgery may affect memory-related cognitive function in older adults

Eating fatty food before surgery may affect memory-related cognitive function in older adults

Pregnant women's fish and omega-3 supplement intake falls short, study finds

Pregnant women's fish and omega-3 supplement intake falls short, study finds

Study reveals low omega-3 intake among pregnant women despite health benefits

Study reveals low omega-3 intake among pregnant women despite health benefits

Study highlights importance of healthy eating for children's heart health

Study highlights importance of healthy eating for children's heart health

Healthy fats from fish and nuts may slow lung scarring, delay transplants

Healthy fats from fish and nuts may slow lung scarring, delay transplants

Researchers identify mechanism through which dietary omega 3 supplements alleviate liver condition

Researchers identify mechanism through which dietary omega 3 supplements alleviate liver condition

How does nutrition influence osteoarthritis prevention and management?

How does nutrition influence osteoarthritis prevention and management?

Study highlights healthy, low-calorie foods to help meet nutritional requirements of pregnant people

Study highlights healthy, low-calorie foods to help meet nutritional requirements of pregnant people

Fatty acid combination supplement improves visual function in preterm babies

Fatty acid combination supplement improves visual function in preterm babies

Study examines the relationship between consumption of fatty acids and diabetic retinopathy

Study examines the relationship between consumption of fatty acids and diabetic retinopathy

Dietary omega-3 fatty acids may protect against age-related hearing loss

Dietary omega-3 fatty acids may protect against age-related hearing loss

Omega-3 fatty acids may help maintain lung health

Omega-3 fatty acids may help maintain lung health

Food for thought: South European Atlantic diet shows promising link to lower depression risk

Food for thought: South European Atlantic diet shows promising link to lower depression risk

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower atrial fibrillation risk in U.S. veterans

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower atrial fibrillation risk in U.S. veterans

Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids may lead to slower physical decline in people with ALS

Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids may lead to slower physical decline in people with ALS

Fatty fish intake decreases lipophilic index, increases cell membrane fluidity

Fatty fish intake decreases lipophilic index, increases cell membrane fluidity

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