Fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids

Jenkis, David J. A.; Josse, Andrea R.
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/15/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 2, p150
Academic Journal
The article provides information about omega-3 fatty acids. According to the authors, these acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids found in certain foods in which the term omega-3 refers to their chemical structure. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and plant oils such as leafy vegetables, mustard seed oil and eicosapentaenoic acid. Meanwhile, both omega-3 fatty acids from plants and fish may reduce the risk of some types of heart disease. However, the authors also stress that there is one study that suggests a negative affect among patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.


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