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How much omega-3 fish oil do you need?

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The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty, cold-water fish) at least twice a week. Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, lake trout, and tuna are especially high in omega-3 fatty acids. While foods are your best bet for getting omega-3s in your diet, supplements are available. The heart-health benefits of regular doses of non-prescription fish oil supplements are unclear, so ask your doctor.

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

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