What Are the Symptoms of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency

What Are the Symptoms of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency

What Are the Symptoms of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency?

• The major symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency are rough skin, dry and brittle hair, soft and cracked nails, thirst, frequent urination, insomnia, attention deficit, and depression.

Prevention and Treatment of Diseases

• Prevention. Meta-analysis confirms that omega-3 fatty acids can prevent heart failure (74); type 2 diabetes (60); stroke, particularly in women (108); atrial fibrillation (40); cardiovascular disease (48); hypertension (78); breast cancer (47); coronary artery disease (57); cognition impairment in the elderly (55); dry eyes (61); liver cancer (81); and depression (58).

• Treatment. Meta-analysis confirms that omega-3 fatty acids can treat type 2 diabetes (60), rheumatoid arthritis (102), cardiovascular disease (48), hemodialysis via lipids (75), attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (41), hypertension (78), fatty liver disease (66), coronary artery disease (57), dry eyes (61), schizophrenia in its early stages (104), depression (58), and cognitive impairment of the memory (55).

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