Experts offer primer on omega-3 fatty acids

08/25/2011 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Omega-3s are linked to heart health, relieving depression and arthritis, and possibly a lower risk of some cancers, but while two of the fatty acids -- DHA and EPA found in oily fish -- have been well studied, ALA, found in plants and nuts, has not had as much research. Dietitians say omega-3s are important but still can be high in calories and that foods that naturally contain fatty acids are better choices than fortified products.

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