Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids: time to establish a dietary reference intake.

@article{Flock2013LongchainOF,
  title={Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids: time to establish a dietary reference intake.},
  author={Michael R. Flock and William S. Harris and Penny M Kris-Etherton},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={692-707}
}
The beneficial effects of consuming omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), on cardiovascular health have been studied extensively. To date, there is no dietary reference intake (DRI) for EPA and DHA, although many international authorities and expert groups have issued dietary recommendations for them. Given the substantial new evidence published since the last Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on energy and… CONTINUE READING