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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.
Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators

Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators

Altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

Altering fatty acid levels in diet may reduce prostate cancer growth rate

Omega-3 fatty acids in the news again

Omega-3 fatty acids in the news again

Female stroke risk reduced by healthy living

Female stroke risk reduced by healthy living

Healthy living prevents ischemic stroke

Healthy living prevents ischemic stroke

Don't smoke and eat fish to keep your sight later in life

Don't smoke and eat fish to keep your sight later in life

Why does prolonged IV feeding damage the liver?

Why does prolonged IV feeding damage the liver?

Omega-3 fatty acids benefit children with depression

Omega-3 fatty acids benefit children with depression

To stay slim and healthy eat sensibly and kick those heels!

To stay slim and healthy eat sensibly and kick those heels!

Colonel Sanders goes to court

Colonel Sanders goes to court

Simple lifestyle changes may improve cognitive function and brain efficiency

Simple lifestyle changes may improve cognitive function and brain efficiency

Fish oil may help protect against age-related macular degeneration

Fish oil may help protect against age-related macular degeneration

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells

Omega-3 fatty acid producing pigs

Omega-3 fatty acid producing pigs

Will we ever eat pigs genetically engineered to give us healthy fats?

Will we ever eat pigs genetically engineered to give us healthy fats?

Benefit of fish oils under question

Benefit of fish oils under question

RvE1 protects from inflammation and bone loss in experimental periodontitis

RvE1 protects from inflammation and bone loss in experimental periodontitis

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids may influence mood, personality and behavior

Eating fish keeps mind as well as heart, happy and healthy

Eating fish keeps mind as well as heart, happy and healthy

Eating seafood still beneficial in many ways

Eating seafood still beneficial in many ways