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a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning

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The brain's need for omega-3 fatty acids is constant throughout our lives.
Fresh Omega-3 was launched in May, the same month that Dairy Crest--which supplies M&S's standard milk--launched St Ivel Advance, a milk that is also rich in Omega-3.
Alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat found in canola oil, flax, and purslane, wasn't linked to lower inflammation.
Though flax and fish oil contain different types of omega-3, Dr.
Fish oil, fatty fish such as tuna, canola off, flaxseed, and some nuts are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are nutritionally essential polyunsaturated fats.
It's ideal for adults at high risk of heart disease but unsuitable for pregnant women or children - two of the groups who need omega-3 most.
A panel of scientific experts believes that the emergence of omega-3 fortified foods is confusing consumers as well as short-changing them at the checkout.
Omega-3 has been linked in studies to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, but supplements usually come in the form of fish oil capsules, leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.
Many studies have suggested that eating omega-3 fatty acids can prevent or reduce heart disease and other health problems.
The truth: Maximum Strength Omega-3 isn't recommended by the Heart Association, and it hasn't been tested in any scientific studies.
ANSWER: The omega-3 fatty acid that Kellogg may begin adding to its products is DHA (docosa-hexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that is usually found in fatty fish.
With omega fatty acids, the issue is not whether one oil is "good or bad" but maintaining the proper balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet.
A study published in 2001 found that people whose diets were high in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly prevalent in cold-water fish like mackerel, tuna and anchovies, and low in omega-6 fatty acids (found in many fat-filled snack foods like commercially prepared pie, cake, cookies and potato chips) were significantly less likely to develop AMD than those whose diets were high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3 fatty acids.
Polyunsaturated fats, composed of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, also have some cholesterol-lowering properties.
com/research/96532e/global_analysis_of) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Global Analysis of the Marine and Algae Omega-3 Ingredients Market" to their offering.