Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim

The Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw®
Life Extension NewsTM
Volume 8 No. 1 • January 2005


Consensus is the business of politics. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.
— Michael Crichton, State of Fear

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim

Bowing to the inevitable, the FDA has authorized a widened omega-3 fatty acids and CHD health claim and permits its use on food products: “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Each serving of [name of food] provides [x] grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. [See nutrition information for total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol content.]”

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