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Omega-3s fact sheetOmega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid is a type of healthy fat found in a variety of foods. Including omega-3s as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

This fact sheet will provide you with:

  • detail on what omega-3 fatty acids are
  • advice on achieving adequate intake of omega-3s
  • advice on adding omega-3 containing foods to your diet.
  • advice on selecting fish oil supplements
  • guidance on reading food labels.

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The contents of this fact sheet were last updated March 2017


While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this material, the information is provided on the basis that persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content. In particular, readers should seek independent professional medical advice from their general practitioner or specialist in relation to their own individual circumstance or condition before making any decisions based on this information. The material also includes summarised guidelines or recommendations based on information provided by third parties. The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute disclaims to the extent permitted by law, all liability including negligence for claims of losses, expenses, damages and costs that the reader may incur (or suffer) from acting on or refraining from action as a result of all information in these materials.

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