Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that play an important role in the physiological function of the body. But, what exactly do they do, and why should athletes take note?

We've turned to experts Dr. Chris McGlory Ph.D, Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Canada, whose current work looks at dietary proteins and fatty acids, alongside Lana Ramić B.Sc, a recent graduate of the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University, for all of the answers in our latest X-Change paper. Taking an in-depth look at Omega-3 fatty acids and their impact on the heart, muscles and nervous system, our 5th Volume in the X-Change series goes through everything from what Omega-3 fatty acids are, to where they're found, the benefits of consumption and their potential impact on athletic performance.

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