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Doubts over omega-3 additives

11th August 2006

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said there is insufficient evidence to prove that omega-3 fats improve learning abilities.

The properties of omega-3 were called into question after a study by the University of East Anglia found no clear evidence that consumption produced health benefits. Omega-3, found in oily fish, has been increasingly added to food by companies to capitalise on interest in its possible educational benefits.

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