Think of DHA like ball bearings

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Suggested pre-reading: Vegetable oil fatty acids are not essential (P<0.05) (includes disclaimers)

In brief, the recommendations for essential fatty acids (EFAs) are based on animal models, some medium-quality evidence, and wishy washy endpoints. Eg, at what point does dermatitis become clinically severe enough to deem EFA deficiency, and can this be replicated in a double blind randomized controlled crossover trial? What are the control groups?

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