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10 February 2009

Fighting Obesity and Illness at the Source

Omega-3 fats are thought to play an important role in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, obesity and other serious diseases. However, humans are unable to synthesize omega-3’s for themselves and must obtain it from meat, fish and dairy products.

Studies have indicated that animal feeds enriched with omega-3’s improve the health and fertility of animals, and the nutritional quality of their meat and dairy products.

Obese volunteers eating a diet comprising meat and dairy products derived from animals fed with omega-3 enriched linseed lost 3 kg in three months, and sustained the weight loss five months later.

Eurekalert February 3, 2009

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