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Fat is a type of nutrient. You need some fat in your diet but not too much. Fats give you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol levels.

But not all fats are the same. You should try to avoid

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  1. Dietary Fats (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... you energy and help your body absorb vitamins. Dietary fat also plays a major role in your cholesterol ...
  2. Time to Talk: 7 Things to Know about Omega-3 Fatty Acids From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    ... to Talk Tips 7 Things To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that ... a number of functions in the body. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are found in seafood, such ...
  3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids during Pregnancy (American College of Nurse-Midwives) - PDF  
    SHARE WITH WOMEN OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS DURING PREGNANCY During pregnancy, your baby gets most of his or her food from the foods you eat and vitamins you take. Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s) are an important family of building ...
  4. Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat that the body derives from food. Omega-3s (and omega- ... fish including tuna, salmon, and mackerel. Other important omega 3 fatty acids are found in dark green leafy vegetables, flaxseed ...
  5. Omega-3 Supplements: An Introduction From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    ... help ensure coordinated and safe care. Top About Omega-3 Fatty Acids The three principal omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), ...
  6. ... high-energy blue and ultraviolet light. What are omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are made by marine algae and enriched in ... cardiovascular disease. The AREDS2 study focused on the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and its precursor EPA. DHA is needed ...
  7. Alternative Treatments (Alzheimer's Association)  
    ... used in combination with FDA-approved Alzheimer's drugs. Omega-3 fatty acids Omega-3s are a type of polyunsaturated fatty ... research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease,” ...
  8. High Cholesterol: Medicines to Help You Easy-to-Read (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... Generic Name Lovaza Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters Omega-3 Fatty Acid: What You Should Know Warnings Women who are ...
  9. Managing Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD) (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) - PDF  
    ... fat foods, as well as foods high in omega-3 fatty acids , which have many good health benefits. High-Fat ... contain all of the essential Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids: • Canola, flaxseed, and soybean oil • Walnuts • Flaxseeds • Mackerel • ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Fatty Acids, Omega-3 From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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