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The health benefits of eating foods containing omega-3 fatty acids

Dr Judy Buttriss, PhD, SRD, RPHNutr.Science Director, British Nutrition Foundation, LondonThis paper discusses the benefits to be gained from omega-3 fatty acids and suggests ways in which nurses can help patients ensure they are receiving an adequate intake. 'Omega-3' has become one of the recent buzzwords in nutrition. This paper looks at what omega-3s are and why they are important.

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