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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Decrease Heart Disease – It’s No Fish Tale

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists who cite evidence supporting the heart-health benefits of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA), marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Alpha linolenic acid found in flaxseed oil has a very limited conversion into EPA (about 5%).  Some EPA is better than none for decreasing heart disease.

 

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