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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.
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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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Fish is the biggest source of Omega 3 fatty acids and only a tiny percent of it is produced from algae and plant oils.
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FDA in early September finally approved a qualified health claim for a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eiscosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosa-hexaenoic acid (DHA) omega 3 fatty acids. This move was made, according to the agency, to improve consumers' understanding of the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids contained in oily fish such as salmon, lake trout, tuna and herring.
The systematic reviews of the available literature found evidence that long chain omega 3 fatty acids reduce heart attack and other problems related to heart and blood vessel disease in people who already have these conditions, as well as their overall risk of death.