The importance of Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a special class of polyunsaturated fatty acids which are essential to human health. They can only be obtained from the diet and are most commonly obtained from plant seed oils, nut oils and oily fish e.g. sardine and salmon. A large number of scientific studies worldwide have highlighted the multiple benefits of dietary Omega-3 fatty acids, in areas as diverse as heart, brain, joint and bone health, The two most researched and arguably the most important Omega-3 fatty acids are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Recent research indicates that they may play an important role in maintaining eye health as we age.
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