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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.
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STRENGTH trial: Fish oil-based medication did not decrease risk of cardiac events

STRENGTH trial: Fish oil-based medication did not decrease risk of cardiac events

Foods rich in omega-3 EPA & ALA improve outcomes in people who suffered serious heart attack

Foods rich in omega-3 EPA & ALA improve outcomes in people who suffered serious heart attack

Omega-3 rich foods improve prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction

Omega-3 rich foods improve prognosis in patients with myocardial infarction

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Study finds direct link between physical fitness, cognitive performance, and optimal nutrition

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function

Novel multimodal intervention improves physical fitness and cognitive function

Linoleic acid binds SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

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Novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma identified

Novel mechanism that may confer protection against glaucoma identified

New process enriches omega-3 fatty acid content in dietary supplements

New process enriches omega-3 fatty acid content in dietary supplements

Higher doses of omega-3 supplements may be needed for averting cognitive decline

Higher doses of omega-3 supplements may be needed for averting cognitive decline

Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish have major beneficial effect on lipid metabolism

Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish have major beneficial effect on lipid metabolism

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

New insights into how parenteral oil emulsions prevent liver disease in preterm babies

Dietary supplements are effective and low-cost means to fight COVID-19

Dietary supplements are effective and low-cost means to fight COVID-19

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Does olive oil lose its health benefits when heated?

Does olive oil lose its health benefits when heated?

Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent complications in women receiving breast implants

Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent complications in women receiving breast implants

More people and dwindling fish stocks create supply gap in omega-3 fatty acids

More people and dwindling fish stocks create supply gap in omega-3 fatty acids

Methylmercury exposure can attenuate the cardioprotective effects of fish

Methylmercury exposure can attenuate the cardioprotective effects of fish

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

'Methylation clock' gene found to have functional role in aging of the eye

'Methylation clock' gene found to have functional role in aging of the eye