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Do children need omega-3 fatty acid supplements?

Children should not be given omega-3 fatty acid supplements, unless it is under the direction of a doctor. In addition, you should limit their intake of fresh fish due to the risk of ingesting environmental pollutants. Children are considered to be anyone younger than 18 years of age.

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