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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 3
First page : ( 309) Last page : ( 313)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2016.00069.X

Omega 3 Fatty Acids for Women's Health and Happiness

Mrs. Makasare Nutan, Mr. Makasare Prakash

Tutor, College of Nursing, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur

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Online published on 12 January, 2017.


Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. We have to get these essential fatty acids through food. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in seafoods like algae, krill, cold water fatty fish and other including, some plants and nut oils. The three types of omega 3 fatty acids are Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Research has confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids can have an excellent effect on impacting degenerative diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and many others. There are anti-inflammatory properties in omega-3 fatty acids which have a positive effect for women especially those going through menopause. It can facilitate pregnancy in women with infertility problems by increasing uterine blood flow. The Intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy and breast feeding may facilitate the child's brain development. Omega-3 supplements were found to be effective against major depression. American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish at least 2 times a week. Balancing the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is important for long term health and well-being.



Omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, Alpha-linolenic acid, Eicosapentaenoic acid, Docosahexaenoic acid, Omega 6.


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