“Though the essential fatty acid (EFA) industry experienced its share of setbacks due to negative attention from the media regarding omega 3 fatty acids, future usage is on the upswing”, as per Karen Morse, MPH
She continues…”Studies published in 2016 continue to support the need for omega 3 supplementation. A study published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive biology found that omega 3 supplementation was associated with a 58% decrease in the likelihood for early preterm delivery and a 17% decrease in preterm birth. Another published study this year out of Penn State found that omega 3 fatty acids could lower the risk of breast cancer in post menopausal obese women. A third study out of the University of Pennsylvania found that supplementation with omega 3s reduced aggression when given to children who had a history of violence”.
Be careful when choosing a brand of omega 3 supplements. Plenty of companies claim their products work. Ask first to see proof of its safety and effectiveness through the company’s “own” published scientific papers and molecular distillation process on that exact product before purchasing EFA.