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FOOD AS MEDICINE: Omega 3 fatty acids

Benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids for health were first observed in the 1970s when scientists realized that the Greenland native population had a low incidence of cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis despite having a high fat diet. Scientists thought the type of fat they consumed, from marine animals, could be a determining factor. Since then, many studies have confirmed that fish omega 3 fatty acids have a potent effect in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

According to studies, omega 3 fatty acids benefits for heart are:

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