TITLE

fish oil supplements

AUTHOR(S)
Tran, Minh-Hai
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Better Nutrition;Mar2005, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on fish oil. As research on the potential health benefits of fish oil accumulates, fish oil supplement sales have skyrocketed. The varied benefits of fish oil are credited to two compounds that are classified as omega-3 fatty acids--eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The lack of mercury in fish oil supplements may be attributed to the fact that most mercury in fish is concentrated in the meat, not the oil. Amounts and ratios of EPA and DHA vary significantly in supplements, but pricier fish oil supplements often have considerably higher potencies of EPA and DHA per capsule.
ACCESSION #
16057684

 

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