January 2013 Issue

Omega-3s, from Fish and Pills

Everyone seems to be popping omega-3 fatty acid supplements these days. In fact, omega-3s are the most common nonvitamin, nonmineral natural product taken by adults, according to a survey by the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. And it’s no surprise, since the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been widely proclaimed by just about everyone, including nutrition experts and health organizations (American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture), mainstream media and internet supplement makers.

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