Nutrition & Dieting/Omega 3

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Question
How much omega 3 (EPA and DHA in mg) should a healthy female adult take daily ?

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Hi Dorothy,

If you are a healthy adult female and include fatty fish in your diet 2 times weekly, there aren't strong positive reasons to suggest you need to take any additional omega3 supplements.

Fish oil supplements are recommended for numerous health issues (which was quite a surprise to me, since I've only learned about the recommendations for heart health).

Here is an extensive article from a reputable institution with all the reasons and dosage recommendations you could ever want to see!!

http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil-alpha-l

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Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD

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As a registered dietitian (RD)I am fully qualified to accurately answer questions regarding weight loss, including those from people with health conditions requiring dietary restrictions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc) who want to lose weight, or who have been advised to do so by their physician.

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I have been a registered dietitian for over 30 years and have a certificate in Adult Weight Management through the commission on dietetic registration at Level 1 and Level 2. I am also trained in coaching through Coach U and currently work as a diet coach to help people lose weight the healthy way, through gradual habit changes.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, Nutrition Entreprenuers, St.Louis International Coach Federation, Toastmasters

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Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, 1983; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University 1985; Certificate in Adult Weight Management 2006; CoachU core essentials grad 2007; Level 2 certificate in Adult Weight Management 2010.

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