Omega 3 Fatty Acids (also referred to as n-3 fatty acids) are essential to human health, and an overlooked yet important part of our dietary requirements. A growing body of research now suggests that these essential fatty acids play a key role in maintaining proper health. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web site is devoted to providing to both basic and specific information as to the health benefits of omega 3 fatty acids. Research indicates that we do not include enough of these 'good fats' in our diet, and it is believed that supplementing one’s diet with omega 3 fatty acids may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, asthma, arthritis, and many more diseases. With this FAQ we have tried to create a resource for people interested in finding out more about these essential fatty acids without requiring a scientific background. We will outline the benefits and risks of supplementing one's diet with omega 3 fatty acids, explain what they do, and well as cite our sources for those who would like to read more detailed research. We hope you find this web site informative and interesting.