Looks at the evidence and summarizes the reasons behind the encouragements to consume more oil‐rich fish in relation to its benefits in coronary heart disease and other diseases, together with early development. The type of fatty acids, the long chain n‐3 polyunsaturate fatty acids, almost exclusively found in oil‐rich fish, show beneficial effects on the metabolism of biologically active substances called eicosanoids which regulate many processes in the human body. This is the most likely mechanism for the positive effects of oil‐rich fish on various disease processes.
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