The Omega-3 Index Project was formed, according to the organizers: “to bring more awareness to omega-3 insufficiency, which is a global health concern; the ramifications of omega-3 insufficiency include higher rates of chronic disease—particularly heart disease—and billions of dollars in health care costs.”
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A study published in the May 2016 issue of Progress in Lipid Research mapped the omega-3 index status of the world’s population. Omega-3 blood levels ranged from high to moderate to low and very low. Low and very low blood levels (an omega-3 index of 6 percent or below) were observed in North America, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia and China
[Source: The Omega-3 Index Project]
[Note: DHA = docosahexaenoic acid; EPA = eicosapentaenoic acid]