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What Health Advice Can We Give Our Fathers?

Omega-3 fatty acid has been widely recognised as essential for human health.

Posted on

3 July 2017

Last updated on 26 February 2018
What Health Advice Can We Give Our Fathers?
Omega-3 (ω-3) first gained popularity because of its cardioprotective or inflammation-fighting properties that could reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer, such as prostate cancer in men. 
More recent studies have shown that diets high in ω-3 fatty acids may protect people from cognitive decline and dementia; however, further studies of longer duration are required.

How much Omega-3 do you need to take? 

The recommended daily intake for men (19 years and older) is 1.6 grams.

What are the sources of Omega-3?

For a ω-3 rich diet, aim for at least 2 servings of fish and seafood per week. Other sources include certain oils (canola, soybean), nuts and seeds (walnuts, flaxseed) and soy products.

Further studies… 

To determine ω-3 optimal dosage in those at risk (e.g. cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer) or for the treatment of medical conditions (e.g. atherosclerosis, arrhythmia).
For instance, higher doses of ω-3 may be required as a component of the management of high triglycerides level, which was tested in supplement form with 2 - 4 g/d.

 By Ms. Ayla Coussa

By Ms. Ayla Coussa
Clinical Dietitian
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