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Should I take fish oil supplements?

If you eat enough foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, you may not need to take a fish oil supplement. If your dietitian or healthcare provider has recommended taking omega-3 fatty acids, be sure your supplement contains the amounts they recommend. To figure the total amount of omega-3 fatty acids in the supplement, add the grams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) together.

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