'Substantial' Health Benefits From Eggs Enriched With Omega-3 -Study
by RTE
Posted: 2017-11-17 15:32:17 EST

Enriching eggs and chicken with omega-3 nutrients could potentially have "substantial" health benefits, according to an academic from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Professor Alice Stanton revealed results from a small six-month clinical trial.

Chicken meat and eggs used in the study came from birds offered a sustainable and algae-based source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).

Professor Stanton said greater consumption of oily fish has long been linked to a reduced incidence of heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and improved brain health, vision, muscle and joint health.

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