In this health video you will learn what happens to you if you have an omega-3 deficit.
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Jorn Dyerberg: We should say that both omega 6s and omega 3s have positive effects on human health and they are essential. If we don’t get them, we’ll have deficiencies, for both omega 6s and omega 3s. But it is so that westernized diet, the omega 6s are in excess really. Raena Morgan: Okay. Jorn Dyerberg: Whereas the omegas 3’s are low, very low. And I would say, below the level that I would recommend as a professional nutritionist that people generally eat—when I say generally, there are exceptions; Icelanders, Japanese and other populations with traditional high seafood consumption are not low in omega 3s, but these are exceptions. Japan, which is a large country, but nevertheless compared to the rest of Western society, these are the minority groups. And we—and that is especially true for Americans—have a low, very low, long chain omega 3 fatty acid intake below what I would recommend that we should have for maintaining a healthy stauts. Raena Morgan: Okay, well, thank you, Dr. Dyerberg. We’ll visit some more. Jorn Dyerberg: Thank you.