Studies find that children’s weight, not age, are a factor in how much Omega-3 they absorb. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit health in ways such as increasing good cholesterol and lowering blood pressure. They occur in foods such as walnuts, soybeans and salmon. Parents need to remember to increase and adjust their child’s Omega-3 intake as he/she grows. A recent study confirmed that weight was more meaningful than age in determining dosage. This includes Omega-3’s as well as certain other medications and/or supplements.
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