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Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids

Are We Consuming Enough Long Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Optimal Health?

Authors: B.J. Meyer / Journal: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, December 2011

Summary

The health benefits attributed to the consumption of long chain omega-3s are enormous, and there is a global consensus on the recommendation of eating two fish meals per week. Apart from Inuit of Nunavik and the Japanese, people are not meeting these recommended intakes of fish and omega-3s. People, especially pregnant women, need to be targeted and educated on the importance of fish-based omega-3s.