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What is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)?

You may have heard of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), prevalent in shellfish, sardines, tuna, salmon, canola oil, soy, flax, walnuts and wheat germ. Studies have concluded that ingestion of these foods in significant quantities improves heart health, immune function and other physical conditions. They can, however, cause mild nausea and indigestion.

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