fish oils These contain long‐chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which appear to offer some protection against problems associated with heart disease. The two main ones are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid; C20 : 5 ω3) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid; C22 : 6 ω3). Fish oil concentrates containing these fatty acids are sold as pharmaceutical preparations. See also cod liver oil; halibut liver oil; menhaden.
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