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2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Systematic Reviews

Systematic Review Question

What is the relationship between consumption of seafood omaga-3 fatty acids and risk of cardiovascular disease?

Conclusion Statement

Moderate evidence shows that consumption of two servings of seafood per week (4oz per serving), which provide an average of 250mg per day of long-chain n-3 fatty acids, is associated with reduced cardiac mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) or sudden death in persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

2010 DGAC Grade: Moderate