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Fish oil catching on

Capsules or liquid every day keeps heart disease away, experts say

Kailyn Cavanaugh, a dietician at Ellis Hospital, eyes a spoonful of fish oil capsules.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Kailyn Cavanaugh, a dietician at Ellis Hospital, eyes a spoonful of fish oil capsules.
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Kailyn Cavanaugh is ordering big helpings of omega-3 fatty acids. For everyone. The registered dietician at Ellis Hospital hopes people get their omegas — which promote healthy cardiovascular activity — by eating wild salmon, tuna, herring and halibut. But Cavanaugh knows about finicky eaters, folks who don’t like fish on their dinner plates. So she hopes fish oil capsules or liquid are part of their daily diet — especially if they have pre-existing heart conditions. ...

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