For men, the recommendation is 610 mg per day.
Dr. Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, vice president for clinical and translational research at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, represented the U.S. view which sees the omega-3 fatty acids benefit against periodontitis as being less significant.
Taking fish oil long term can make a person less susceptible to disease, but it doesn’t cure it, he said.
Research results were unveiled at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego, California on April 24, 2012.
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Reviewed January 29, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN