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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.
The long-term effects of high fish intake rich in n-3 fatty acids for deterring cardiovascular disease

The long-term effects of high fish intake rich in n-3 fatty acids for deterring cardiovascular disease

Do walnuts affect neuropsychological development in healthy adolescents?

Do walnuts affect neuropsychological development in healthy adolescents?

The association between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

The association between omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease

Can increasing nut intake prevent frailty in older women?

Can increasing nut intake prevent frailty in older women?

Mercury and urinary arsenobetaine in blood are strong biomarkers for seafood consumption among pregnant women

Mercury and urinary arsenobetaine in blood are strong biomarkers for seafood consumption among pregnant women

Mutant mice models created for studying bipolar disorder

Mutant mice models created for studying bipolar disorder

Omega-3 fatty acids may be protective against contracting or suffering adverse outcomes of COVID-19

Omega-3 fatty acids may be protective against contracting or suffering adverse outcomes of COVID-19

The effect of nut exposure on cognitive performance

The effect of nut exposure on cognitive performance

Genetically increasing omega-3 fatty acid production improves glucose balance in obese mice

Genetically increasing omega-3 fatty acid production improves glucose balance in obese mice

Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

Researchers identify micronutrient supplementation to reduce cardiovascular risk

Utilizing marine sources to extract DHA to treat Alzheimer’s

Utilizing marine sources to extract DHA to treat Alzheimer’s

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Consuming more omega-3s associated with better brain health and cognition in middle age

Vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not prevent frailty in older adults

Vitamin D3 or omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not prevent frailty in older adults

Researchers unravel a novel molecular target of eicosapentaenoic acid

Researchers unravel a novel molecular target of eicosapentaenoic acid

Increased docosahexaenoic acid intake may lower risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Increased docosahexaenoic acid intake may lower risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Association between polyunsaturated fatty acid levels and COVID-19 prognosis

Association between polyunsaturated fatty acid levels and COVID-19 prognosis

Study investigates how vitamin D or omega fatty acids may affect rates of autoimmune diseases

Study investigates how vitamin D or omega fatty acids may affect rates of autoimmune diseases

Daily supplementation with vitamin D and fish oil may lower the risk of autoimmune disease

Daily supplementation with vitamin D and fish oil may lower the risk of autoimmune disease

Clinical trial results do not support the use of fish oil supplements to prevent depression

Clinical trial results do not support the use of fish oil supplements to prevent depression

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating

New guidelines for heart-healthy eating

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