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Charakterystyka kwasów tłuszczowych omega-3 oraz ocena poziomu wiedzy o ich działaniu zdrowotnym
The Characteristics and Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Author(s): Lidia Ostasz, Elżbieta Kondratowicz-Pietruszka
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: omega-3 fatty acids; effects on health

Summary/Abstract: The study presents a survey on knowledge about fatty acids and their effects on human health. The survey questions were about supplements. Respondents were familiar with the term “omega-3 fatty acid”. The vast majority of respondents indicated fish and vegetable oils as the main natural source of these acids. They came by this information from the Internet, newspapers and television. The dominant view among those questioned was that fatty acids are good or very good for the body. The survey results suggest that the concept of polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid family and its effect are well-known. This is a highly satisfying result as it instills hope that omega-3 fatty acids are present in the diet of most of those surveyed.

  • Issue Year: 874/2011
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 139-161
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish