Not too long ago, I came across this article.
It's a long read and I can fully understand you don't have the time or the need to go through all of it, so I will give you a short summary of the main contents of it:
"Scientists worldwide are praising a nutrient so powerful that it may help combat dozens of diseases. But don't expect an endorsement from our policy makers: They say we can do without.
The government has been equally cautious. So far, the Food and Drug Administration has issued only a tepid statement that "supportive but not conclusive research" indicates that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are good for your heart. And the Food and Nutrition Board—the scientific panel that, funded mostly by federal money, creates Daily Recommended Intakes (DRI) for essential nutrients—has shrugged off the issue altogether.
Before the Food and Nutrition Board announced its most recent DRI for fatty acids, in 2002, some experts were optimistic that omega-3s would make the cut, given the research strides made over the previous decade. Instead, DHA and EPA were nowhere to be found—snubbed yet again by the larger scientific community. Even worse, the new DRI recommended that adults continue eating 10 times as many omega-6s as omega-3s, a ratio that practically gave omega-3 researchers a heart attack.
The board's cautious approach is typical of how slow our government is to accept scientific change, say advocates of omega-3s. For example, although the World Health Organization endorsed adding DHA to infant formula back in 1994, it took the FDA until 2002 to approve the move.
Perhaps, but it's revealing that even though important studies have come out since the board's 2002 list, it has no plans to revisit the status of DHA, despite the fact that at least one panelist has changed her mind."
~ By Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Denny Watkins, Arthritis Foundation.
Hmmm, I guess there is a lot of truth in the expression: "Go fish!", huh?! grin.
At least God knows what's best for us and He won't withhold, nor over complicate it. All we got to do is accept it and praise Him for all His provisions and blessings. :-)
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.