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Who should not use omega-3 fatty acids?

Children and pregnant women are advised by the United States Food and Drug Administration to avoid getting their fatty acid from fish that is apt to have the highest mercury levels. The fish thought to contain the highest levels of mercury contamination are shark, swordfish, tilefish, and king mackerel. People are encouraged to eat a variety of fish to minimize any problems associated with environmental pollution. Also, in order to get the most benefit, fish with high omega-3 fatty acids should not be prepared in oil.

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