Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 5 Things You Should Know

Omega-3 fatty acids have received a lot of press coverage lately, including a new article about how they may impair chemotherapy treatment. Before you write off omega-3 fatty acids entirely, however, learn more about the benefits of the acids.

1. They could make you happier! If you’re one of the 14.8 million Americans who are affected by depression, new research gives more credibility to the idea that omega-3 fatty acids may alleviate some of your depression-related symptoms.

2. They have an effect on prostate cancer. The jury is still out on exactly how, however. While one press release declared that men who ate omega-3 fatty acid had two-and-a-half times the risk of developing serious prostate cancer, a second study found that fish consumption helps to slow the spread of prostate cancer. Looks like we’ll have to wait for more firm conclusions.

3. They are heart healthy. While omega-3 fatty acids may not help heart attack victims recover as much as researchers as hoped, they do help lower your risk of heart disease, which may help you to avoid having a heart attack in the first place.

4. They don’t increase your risk of diabetes. Although previous research suggested that fish could increase type-2 diabetes, recent research has contradicted the older findings. In fact, the results showed that those who ate the most fish actually had a lower risk of developing diabetes than non-seafood eaters.

5. They are found in several forms. If you’re not into eating fish, you can also find omega-3 fatty acids in certain plant-based products, as well as in supplement form. See a list of suggestions here.


  • Thank you for shedding light on the vital benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The five benefits listed here are all great reasons to consistently eat omega-3 fatty acids every day. I certainly agree with fifth benefit mentioned—omega-3s are found in many forms, not just food. Not everyone enjoys eating fish, and omega-3 supplements provide non-fish eaters with all the omega-3 benefits you have listed here, plus many others. The most common way to take omegs-3s in supplement form is via fish oil capsules, however many consumers can experience unpleasant “fish burps” or aftertaste after taking them, and some people have trouble swallowing large pills. Coromega offers several emulsified Squeeze supplements that are a great option to traditional fish oil capsules and have a delicious taste with 300 percent better bioavailability than soft gels – and no fishy aftertaste! Coromega Omega3 Squeezes are a great alternative because they come in a daily dose pouch that fulfills the National Institutes of Health’s recommended level of omega-3s at 650 mg.

    Thank you again for covering the benefits of omega-3s!

    Jodie Munyer

    The Coromega Company

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