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North American Children are Omega-3 Deficient and may be at risk for Suboptimal Health
Date:3/5/2009

t and to improve symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), and to reduce the risk of developing type 1 diabetes."

About Omega-3

Omega-3 is an essential nutrient consisting of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The only natural source of Omega-3 EPA/DHA is oily fish. ALA is found in plants (such as flax and chia). However, it is important to note that only EPA and DHA contribute to the many health benefits associated with Omega-3. ALA can be converted into EPA and DHA, however, the body converts it very inefficiently (less than .31%) so it is not possible to derive any Omega-3 related health benefits from plant sources. Furthermore, although Omega-3 EPA/DHA is vital to overall good health, the human body cannot produce it on its own, so it is necessary to consume this nutrient by eating fish, or eating foods fortified with fish oil or by consuming fish oil supplements. For more information on the health benefits of Omega-3 EPA/DHA please visit www.meg-3.com

About Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited (ONC):

Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC) is a privately held company, whose major shareholder is Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated. Clearwater Fine Foods Incorporated is a diversified holding/investment company whose significant holdings include a controlling interest in Clearwater Seafood's Limited Partnership, the world's largest integrated shellfish harvester and processor.

ONC is a global leading supplier of Omega-3 EPA and DHA ingredients from fish oil... essential nutrients that have been scientifically linked to supporting heart health, brain health, and general wellness. ONC markets its MEG-3(R) ingredients into the Dietary Supplement and Healthy Food markets. To date MEG-3(R) ingredients have been included in over 40 billion serving
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