Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Health Benefits and Dietary Recommendations

Special Publications - SP32 - May 2018
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This publication presents a robust narrative on the family of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids—a narrative that not only includes their biochemistry, but also encompasses potential health effects, dietary sources, recommended intakes, and federal regulations regarding health and nutrient claims—so readers can make informed decisions on if and how they can better incorporate these nutrients in promoting a healthier lifestyle.

Project Manager/Lead Author: Don Beitz, Iowa State University. SP32, May 2018, 50 pp. Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).

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LINK TO PRESENTATION (Dr. Beitz presented highlights at the American Society of Oil Chemists Annual Meeting, May 8, 2018)

Task Force Chair

Donald Beitz

Task Force Author(s)

William Banz

Tom Brenna

Philip Calder

Task Force Reviewers

Ronald Hardy

Artemis P. Simopoulos

Task Force Contributors

Sandeep Bhale

Emma Derbyshire

Deborah Diersen-Schade

Daniel Goldstein

Carrie Ruxton

Jay Whelan

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