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What is the relationship between consumption of plant n-3 fatty acids and risk of cardiovascular disease? (DGAC 2010)
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) intake of 0.6-1.2 percent of total calories will meet current recommendations and may lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, but new evidence is insufficient to warrant greater intake beyond this level. Limited, but supportive evidence suggests that higher intake of n-3 from plant sources may reduce mortality among persons with existing CVD.
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