File this under ‘good ideas that work’.
Andrew Shao, Ph.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a cosigner of the petition, added: â€œIn the past decade or so, research on omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA in particular, has evolved to suggest we may be facing a serious public health problem. Most Americans appear to be falling short in their consumption of EPA and DHA, which studies show are important for cardiovascular health and brain development. Taking a simple EPA and DHA-containing product could help fill the nutrition gaps, but until DRIs are established both policy makers and consumers have no way of knowing what the target intakes should be and by how much they’re falling short.â€
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