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September 14, 2021 30 min

"Dr. Jorn Dyerberg tells the story of discovering the role of omega-3s in human health. It’s his story to tell. More than 50 years ago as a young medical student, Dr. Dyerberg and his mentor set out to understand how Greenland Inuits could have such a low rate of heart disease while living on a high fat diet. A sense of adventure, sled dogs, seal blubber, scientific methods, commitment to publish, and collaboration are all part of the story that launched the science of marine-sourced omega-3s. 

Topics Discussed:

5:40 Dr. Dyerberg's journey to Greenland 

8:24 Research that contributed to Dr. Dyerberg and Dr. Bang's omega-3 discovery 

11:08 Omega-6 research on blood clotting tendencies 

17:26 Medical research acceptance and clinical trials on omega-3s 

19:43 Clarifying comments on bleeding tendencies 

26:33 Closing thoughts on life's research & omega-3 deficiencies  

Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Jorn Dyerberg Bio 

Bang and Dyerberg's omega-3 discovery turns fifty "

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