On March 3, 2010, the United Kingdon celebrated International Omega-3 Day.
According to UK seafood organization Seafish, seafood has been recognized as the best dietary source of Omega-3 oils. Seafish notes that the reduction in the risk of heart attack death is the most widely accepted benefit from eating more seafood. Also noted was that the consensus of knowledgeable experts believe that eating more fish may reduce risk of death from a heart attack by around 25-30%.
At a conference on Seafood & Health in January 2009, experts from all over the world presented new research confirming that the complex of vitamins, minerals and long-chain fatty acids present in seafood can improve eyesight, skin, and concentration levels as well as improving cardiovascular health.
Seafish also noted that the European Food Safety Authority has increased the adult recommended intake of Omega-3 from 200mg a day to 250mg a day – more than the current UK recommendation of 200mg/day.
Seafish is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPB), sponsored by the four UK government fisheries departments and funded by a levy on seafood. For more information, visit www.seafish.org.