Joyce A. Nettleton

It has been a good 25 years in the making, but there is now consensus that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial to health and that most Americans do not consume enough of them.

In fact, the United States is among the countries with the world’s lowest consumption of these polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture estimates intakes of about 100 mg/day, whereas five times that amount is recommended for cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends consumptio…

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