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Is DHA the same thing as omega's found in fish oil?

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In brief: Yes

Dha or docosahexaenoic acid is one of the omega-3 fatty acids, the others being ala and epa.
Fish oil has a high concentration of dha. Other sources include dietary supplements and maternal milk. The human body can alo synthesize dha from alpha-linolenic acid, one of the essential fatty acids.

In brief: Yes

Dha or docosahexaenoic acid is one of the omega-3 fatty acids, the others being ala and epa.
Fish oil has a high concentration of dha. Other sources include dietary supplements and maternal milk. The human body can alo synthesize dha from alpha-linolenic acid, one of the essential fatty acids.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
ADHD & Autism
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In brief: No

Our ability to produce sufficient dha for optimal health and development is probably inadequate; thus, consumption of preformed n-3 lcpufas, such as in fish, is recommended.
Fish is the primary dietary source for two n-3 (also known as omega-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 lcpufas): docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) .Dha appears to be more important for earl.

In brief: No

Our ability to produce sufficient dha for optimal health and development is probably inadequate; thus, consumption of preformed n-3 lcpufas, such as in fish, is recommended.
Fish is the primary dietary source for two n-3 (also known as omega-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 lcpufas): docosahexaenoic acid (dha) and eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) .Dha appears to be more important for earl.
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Dha is omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid.

In brief: Yes

Dha is omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Nicholas Partenope
Preventive Medicine

In brief: DHA & EPA

Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) and epa (eicosapentaenoic acid) are both omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of cold water fish.
In our bodies epa can be broken down into dha, so both result in the same set of health benefits.

In brief: DHA & EPA

Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) and epa (eicosapentaenoic acid) are both omega-3 fatty acids found in the oil of cold water fish.
In our bodies epa can be broken down into dha, so both result in the same set of health benefits.
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