A growing body of evidence indicates that omega-3 fatty acids provide a number of health benefits. They:
- help maintain cardiovascular health by playing a role in the regulation of blood clotting and vessel constriction;
- are important for prenatal and postnatal neurological development;
- may reduce tissue inflammation and alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis;
- may play a beneficial role in cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), reducing depression and halting mental decline in older people.