The two changes to the Western diet most consistently linked to metabolic syndrome are decreased omega-3 fatty acid intake and increased fructose intake, which produces many of the same metabolic effects as omega-3 deficiency. Out of all the types of nutrients being studied for their potential to promote and maintain good health, few have shown the promise of the essential fatty acids, particularly the omega 3s. Whether it's cardiovascular health, mental function, skin, joint or immune system health, the mountain of scientific evidence for the benefits of omega 3s keeps growing, study after study, and it looks like we've still only scratched the surface. Thus, it should come as no surprise that the omega 3s are taking center stage once again. Read all of the report from Swanson Health Products at:SwansonHealthProducts@e.swanson-vitamins.com.