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You Asked For It: Question Authority

Nieman, David C. Dr.P.H., FACSM

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e3181bcd765
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I have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your heart, but I am confused about the best way to safely include them in my diet. Should I use supplements or include more fish? Also, can regular use of fish oil supplements help me recover better from hard exercise bouts?

David C. Nieman, Dr.P.H., FACSM, is professor and director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina; an active researcher; and author of several textbooks on health and fitness. Email your questions to

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