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omega-3 fatty acid

n.
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for human metabolism, have anticoagulant properties, and are found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, and fish such as salmon and mackerel. Increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids can decrease serum concentrations of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol.

omega-3 fatty acid

a fatty acid with a double bond located at the third carbon atom away from the omega (methyl) end of the molecule. Major sources are cold-water fish and vegetable oils. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, appear to have protective functions in preventing the formation of blood clots and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. See also essential fatty acid.

omega-3 fatty acid

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Any of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids found in the oils of some saltwater fish, and in canola, flaxseed, walnuts, and some vegetables. These acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Alpha-linolenic acid (found in flaxseed and chia) can be metabolically converted to omega-3 fatty acids in the body. People whose diets are rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease. Synonym: n-3 fatty acid
See also: acid
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By testing participants' omega-3 levels like you would for cholesterol, it has really helped expose the issue to many people who might not have otherwise realized they were deficient," said Frank Morley, president of The Coromega Company.
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Omega-3s are essential to a child's health, but unfortunately many children are disinclined to vitamins and supplements," said Frank Morley, president and COO of Coromega.
As the spokesperson for the company, Toomey is responsible for educating consumers about Coromega and the documented benefits associated with taking Omega-3 products.
Omega-3s provide countless health benefits but unfortunately many children have an aversion to vitamins and supplements," said Frank Morley, president and COO of Coromega.