Fats of Life emphasizes the health effects of omega-3 fatty acids, especially the long-chain ones—EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA or docosahexaenoic acid—the principal omega-3s found in fish and shellfish. The site also covers the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid, and the omega-6 family of PUFAs. Free newsletters and backgrounders describe the most recent scientific findings.
Written for general readers, this publication focuses on how omega-3 fatty acids affect health. Topics include heart health, pregnancy and infancy, inflammatory conditions, mental health and behavioral disorders, vision and various clinical conditions.
Here, health professionals will find detailed summaries of recent scientific studies on PUFAs, especially omega-3s and their derivatives, with full citations and links to related articles. This publication also includes occasional guest articles by prominent scientists in the field.