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January 2006 Issue

Not All Omega-3-Fortified Foods Are Created Equal: ALA vs DHA and EPA

Q. Does it make a difference if I get my omega-3s from fish or from foods fortified with omega-3s?
A. It could, depending on where the omega-3s come from. DHA and EPA are the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oil supplements. They are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, as well as to the functioning of immune and neurological systems.

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