OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (OMEGA-3 FA) AND HEALTH (1 of 2)

Part 1 by: Samuel “Jody” Stagg, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.   What are Omega-3 FA?1 What’s the big deal about Omega-3 FA, in particular fish oil? Omega-3 FA are carboxyl acids derived from outside food sources important in human metabolism and physiology. They are essential for normal growth in children and are crucial in multiple metabolic pathways. They are important to …

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS (OMEGA-3 FA) AND HEALTH (2 of 2)

Part 2 By: Samuel (Jody) Stagg, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P. In Part 1 of my discussion on Omega-3 FA, I discussed the essential nature of Omega-3 FA and that they require an outside food source because they can’t be synthesized by the human body. They are critical in human metabolism and physiology. They are key for normal growth in children and …