Podcast: Jorn Dyerberg, MD, the Father of the Omega-3 Movement, Interviewed
Todd Whitthorne interviews Jorn Dyerberg, MD, the father of the omega-3 movement. Dr. Dyerberg was studying the Eskimos, who ate a high fat diet, and had very low rates of heart disease, and discovered the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) in marine sources. Dr. Dyerberg talks about advances in the science of omega-3 fatty acids from 1970 to present day, and a bit about the 25,000 studies that have been conducted during this time period. Once studied primarily for cardiovascular health, researchers have also studied the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on inflammatory disorders, brain health, eye health, etc. Dr. Dyerberg discusses the protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids, and how much of the nutrients we need for optimal health.
Dr. Dyerberg is also the co-author (with Richard Passwater and Cheryl Hirsch) of the book The Missing Wellness Factors: EPA and DHA: The Most Important Nutrients Since Vitamins?
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