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Over the last few decades, multiple health benefits have been attributed to ingestion of fish oil. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5 n-3) and docosa- hexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6 n-3), found abundantly in fish oil, are its main functional components. Consumption of these fatty acids may be implicated in attenuation of blood lipids, reduction of inflammation, protection against various cancers of the breast, prostate and colon, and maintenance of blood glucose levels. The objective of the present review is to examine whether omega 3 fatty acids are effective in conferring these health benefits.

Sylvia Santosa Peter JH Jones

Keywords: Fish Oil, Heart Disease, Diabetes,


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