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Meyer, B. 2013, 'Re: Food-frequency questionnaire for assessing long-chain ω-3 fatty-acid intake', Nutrition, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 808-809.


To the Editor: I agree with Kuratko that there is a need for tailored food frequency questionnaires (FFQ), particularly for nutrients that have limited food sources, such as long chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC ω-3 PUFA). Fish are the best food source of LC ω-3 PUFA, and oily fish such as sardines and Atlantic salmon contain approximately 10 times more LC ω-3 PUFA than lean fish, such as fish cakes/patties. Fish oil supplements are also a rich source of LC ω-3 PUFA, but in Australia they only contribute approximately 8% to total LC ω-3 PUFA intake [1]. Other foods, such as meat and eggs also contain LC ω-3 PUFA, as well as LC ω-3 PUFA-enriched foods such as bread, milk, and yogurt [1].



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