'Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the major stars of the nutrient scene, for many good reasons.
The result has inspired the evolution of fish oil from the not-so-fondly-remembered cod liver oil to the easy-to-swallow fish oil softgels of today.
Why? Because omega-3 fatty acids are extremely beneficial to your health. In fact, they are one of the few nutrients for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has actually approved a health claim:
"Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease." '