ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is launching the Know Your Ω™ campaign at this year's American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Family Medicine Experience (FMX) annual meeting. Know Your Ω™ recognizes the vital role that healthcare practitioners play in addressing the vast inadequacy of omega-3 intake among the U.S. population.
"A large and growing body of evidence shows that insufficient levels of omega-3 EPA + DHA may be associated with serious health complications for many Americans," said Michael McBurney, PhD, FACN, VP of Science, Communications and Advocacy, DSM Nutritional Products.1 "Know Your Ω™ was developed with the healthcare practitioner in mind to provide a guiding resource that enables doctors to help protect their patients against the health risks associated with insufficient omega-3 levels and promote the health benefits of these vital nutrients to patients."
Low levels of omega-3 are related to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States.2,3 Currently, 95.7% of Americans are not consuming enough omega-3 EPA + DHA to reach cardioprotective levels.4 With 43.9% of U.S. adults projected to have some form of cardiovascular disease by 2030, it is imperative that doctors encourage their patients to achieve cardioprotective omega-3 levels.3 Know Your Ω™ is a resource that educates doctors on the dangers associated with omega-3 deficiency and supports omega-3 recommendation to help protect patients from cardiovascular disease and other health risks.
The Know Your Ω™ booth, #616 at this year's AAFP FMX annual meeting, provides attendees with information and resources on the benefits of omega-3s to support appropriate recommendation, as well as the opportunity to test their own omega-3 levels to learn their status.
To learn more about Know Your Ω™, visit KnowYourO.com or visit booth #616 at AAFP FMX.
About Know Your Ω™
Know Your Ω™, an educational campaign by DSM Nutritional Products, recognizes the vital role that healthcare practitioners play in addressing the vast inadequacy of omega-3 intake among the U.S. population. Know Your Ω™ is a resource that supports omega-3 recommendations to help protect your patients from cardiovascular disease and other health risks.
DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at KnowYourO.com or www.dsm.com.
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- Murphy RA, Yu EA, Ciappio ED, Mehta S, McBurney MI. Suboptimal Plasma Long Chain n-3 Concentrations are Common among Adults in the United States, NHANES 2003–2004. Nutrients. 2015;7:10282-9. doi : 10.3390/nu/125534.
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