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What should I know before taking fatty acid supplements like Omega 3 or 6?

Before taking fatty acid supplements, you should know that:
  • Some fatty acids, like N-6 and N-3 (also referred to as Omega-3 and Omega-6) can compete with one another.
  • The fatty acids known as N-6 can impact certain types of blood cells to increase heart attack risk.
  • By eating more N-3 than N-6, the risk of arterial spasms can be reduced, which can lead to fewer heart attacks.

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