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Omega-3 Deficiencies

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Find out more about Omega-3 deficiency.
Air Date: 1/2/18
Duration: 21:04
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Regan L. Bailey, PhD, RD, MPH, CPH
Dr. Regan BaileyDr. Regan Lucas Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue University. Previously, Dr. Bailey was a Nutritional Epidemiologist at the Office of Dietary Supplements, Office of Disease Prevention at the National Institutes of Health. The overarching goal of her research program is to prevent or lessen the risk of chronic disease through nutrition. Dr. Bailey is a registered dietitian who completed a MS in Food and Nutrition from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, her PhD in Nutrition Science from The Pennsylvania State University and her MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Omega-3 Deficiencies
Omega-3s are fatty acids that provide great health benefits. They’re good for your heart, brain, eyes and the reduction of inflammation.

Many Americans are not in the optimal range of omega-3 consumption. Supplements may be necessary. Look for DHA and EPA on the label on fish oil supplements. Be sure to take your supplement with a meal.

Public health recommendations are that people should consume two fatty fish meals per week. The omega-3 levels in fish depend on what the fish eat. Wild-caught fish tend to have more omega-3s.

You can test your own omega-3 levels with the omega-3 Index test from Omega Quant.

Listen to Dr. Regan Bailey joins Dr. Holly Lucille to dish on omega-3 levels.