Practical logic on omega-3 in human nutrition and perspective on what gets lost in translation


Dr. Brenna shares insights on where interest in omega-3 for the heart and brain began, and what we know about omega-3 and human genes today. Where is DHA found in our bodies? How was that discovered? Hear why research reported in isolation can be confusing and how research design flaws impact results. With fun curiosity about lipid chemistry for 32+ years, Dr. Brenna breaks things down into practical, logical explanations.

Topics Discussed:

5:55 Difference between EPA & DHA
6:51 Where DHA is found in the body
8:00 Omega-3's role in cardiovascular health
11:38 Omega-3's role in neurocognitive health
16:34 What's known about genes and omega-3s
18:51 Making sense of conflicting information on omega-3s

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