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1

What type of fat are omega 3 fatty acids?

They are polyunsaturated fatty acids

2

What is special about the structure of an omega 3 fatty acid?

Its double bond is located between the third and fourth carbon, counting from the methyl end

3

List some sources of omega 3 fatty acids

OIly fish - salmon, herring, mackerel
Nuts
Seeds
Soya beans
Supplements

4

What effect do omega 3 fatty acids have on health?

They reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes, circulatory diseases and formation of blood clots

5

A diet rich in omega 3 is associated with what biological functions?

Healthy brain activity
Foetal brain development

6

How does omega 3 reduce the risk of heart attacks and circulatory diseases?

By increasing high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels