Myths and Misconceptions About Omega-3s

Presented by
Jonny Bowden, PHD, CNS

What to expect

Have you ever wondered about the facts behind the hype over omega3s? From cod liver oil to algal sources of DHA, omega-3 fatty acids have consistently ranked among the most commonly used supplemental ingredients. Yet just as the use of omega-3 oils has sustained popularity, so have the myths and misconceptions surrounding them. It is a well-known fact that omega-3 fatty acids play important physiological roles in brain function, growth and development, and a healthy inflammatory response. Health care professionals also know that deficiencies have been linked to a variety of health issues. HCPs accustomed to turning to evidence based medicine have frequently found the evidence supporting supplemental use of omega-3s is inconsistent.

There is clarity to be found amid the confounding peer-reviewed publications covering omega-3s. Join The Nutrition Myth Buster, omega-3 expert Jonny Bowden, to learn how to utilize the latest research on omega-3s in clinical practice. You don’t want to miss this dynamic presentation. Dr. Bowden will discuss:

• The basics of omega-3s and how they fit into the dietary fat spectrum

• Misconceptions about different types of fat

• The fact that not all omega-3s are equal and how they perform differently

• What the research really shows about omega-3s for various health conditions

• How to evaluate omega-3 research and use anecdotal evidence
Meet the instructor

Jonny Bowden, PHD, CNS

Jonny Bowden, PHD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist, best-selling author, and nationally known expert on weight loss and anti-aging. His no-nonsense, myth-busting approach has made him a popular guest on television and a well-liked speaker at venues ranging from Beijing University to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Bowden is a columnist for several health-focused magazines and has written or contributed to articles appearing in high-impact newspapers and online publications. He is featured in the documentaries Fat Fiction (narrated by Dr. Mark Hyman) and Heart of the Matter (Australian Broadcasting Company). Dr. Bowden is the author of 15 books, including Living Low Carb, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, and— with cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra—The Great Cholesterol Myth, a best seller on a controversial topic.
Patrick Jones - Course author