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omega-3 fatty acids
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, and cold-water fish; such as, salmon and mackerel.
These acids are capable of reducing serum cholesterol levels and have anticoagulant properties.
Omega-3 fish oil is considered a neutraceutical, a food that provides health benefits. Eating fish has been reported to protect against age-related macular degeneration, a common eye disease.
omega-6 fatty acid
An unsaturated fatty acid in which the double bond closed to the omega (methyl) end of the molecule occurs at the six carbon from ha end.
Major sources are vegetable and seed oils.
omega-9 fatty acid
A polyunsaturated fatty acid found in animal and vegetable fats.