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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Books on Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fats are found in fish and some green vegetables, and omega-6 fats, which are found in most meats and vegetable oils. The former have heart-protective and cancer-preventive properties; the latter cause obesity, heart disease, cancer, depression, and a host of other ills. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health, but their benefits may be missed because the American diet is chock full of omega-6 fatty acids instead. Many foods contain both fatty acids. To ensure you get your fill of -3, you'll need to be conscientious in the kitchen and at the grocery store.

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