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The health benefits of fish oil.

- Fish oils contain EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docasahexaenoic Acid) and GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid), all long chain polyunsaturated essential fatty acids that have been proven to play an important role in the development and maintenance of the eye and brain function, including co-ordination, learning ability, memory and concentration

- They've also been shown to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, blood clotting, makes the heart less prone to arrhythmias (irregular heart beats), maintain strong bones and teeth (it's the Vitamin D in the oil), clear skin (it's the Vitamin A), lessening the pain of arthritis, even boosting testicular and ovarian function

- There are some groups who shouldn't take fish oils: cod live oil is probably best avoided by pregnant women, asthmatics, diabetics and people taking anti-coagulants, such as Warfarin. Always consult a doctor or pharmacist if in doubt
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 10, 2004
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