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Every Body NEEDS Fish Oil.

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The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish provide potentially dozens of important health benefits, such as helping to control blood clotting and building brain cells. As important as these nutrients are, your body doesn't naturally produce omega-3s—you need to provide them in the food you eat. Fish oil is known to support heart health by reducing triglyceride's (unhealthy fat in the blood). It may also reduce symptoms of asthma, ADHD, obesity, kidney disease, menstrual pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, dry eyes, mental illness, and a host of other illnesses. But too much fish oil can produce undesirable side effects and increase...

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Omega-3 Strongly Linked to Behaviour, Learning in Children.

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Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that a child’s blood levels of long-chain Omega-3 DHA can significantly predict how well he or she is able to concentrate and learn.  The study, published in the journal PLOS One, is one of the first to evaluate blood Omega-3 levels in UK schoolchildren. “From a sample of nearly 500 schoolchildren, we found that levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood significantly predicted a child’s behaviour and ability to learn,” said co-author Paul Montgomery, Ph.D., from Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention in the Department of Social Policy and Intervention. “Higher levels...

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