Why you need omega 3 in your diet, with Bill Harris

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Bill Harris, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of omega-3 fatty acid research.

This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to Dr Bill Harris, one of the world’s leading  experts in the field of omega-3 fatty acid research. His work focuses on the roles that fatty acids play in cardiovascular and neurocognitive health. We talk about omega 3s, their unique characteristics which makes them so important for health, the difference between plant and fish omega 3 fatty acids, how best to measure them and at what amounts we should be consuming them. We also talk about what the research shows in relation to cardiovascular disease and their neurological benefits.

Bill Harris is the author of more than 300 scientific papers on fatty acids and health. He is a professor in the Department of Medicine in the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, the co-inventor of the Omega-3 Index, founder of OmegaQuant Analytics, and president and founder of the Fatty Acid Research Institute.

Bill Harris can be found here: https://omegaquant.com/dr-william-s-harris/