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Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Clinical Definition Omega-3 fatty acids or n-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats, termed essential, as the body cannot produce them. The primary dietary source is fish such as salmon. Fish contain two kinds of omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Omega-3s are a natural anticoagulant, plaque inhibitor and help decrease triglycerides. In Our

Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Clinical Definition Omega-6 fatty acids, or n-6 fatty acids, are polyunsaturated, essential fatty acids that must be gotten from food. Found in some vegetables oils, nuts and seeds, omega-6s along with omega-3 fatty acids have a crucial role in cerebral function and normal growth and development. In Our Own Words Omega-6 fatty acids, also called

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