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For human health, dietary fat is frequently considered an enemy. But current research is beginning to focus on the positive effects of dietary fats. Two specific dietary fats, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), belonging to the group of omega-3 fatty acids, have been associated with prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease and with enhancement of brain function, though research results have been inconsistent.
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