Omega 3 fatty acids are often touted as a great health benefit from eating fish . However, that blanket statement can be quite misleading as all fish do not share the same composition. We wanted to share a ‘vintage’ Fisheries Blog post from Steve Midway which addresses this issue because it’s a topic that comes up so frequently that it’s always good for a bit of a reminder!
Omega 3 fatty acids are a regular health item in the news cycle. One month these ‘fish oil’ supplements are good for lowering cholesterol, the next month they are linked to prostate cancer, and soon there will undoubtedly be another claim. It would take a lot of sleuthing through the primary literature to even get close to a good idea of what omega 3s are and are not good for…-Steve Midway, Fish Oil, and Other Sources of Omega 3s
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