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Omega-3 fatty acids

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Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fats found primarily in fish, fish oils, vegetable oils, and leafy green vegetables. They seem to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.

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Polyunsaturated fats are one of four basic types of fat that the body derives from food. The other three are cholesterol, saturated fat, and monounsaturated fat.

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential fatty acids.

Source: GreenFacts

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Fatty Acids

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