||Modern nutritional science has identified the critical role that essential fatty acids (EFAs) play in creating and maintaining health. Although known as essential, the human body does not produce two of the EFAs-omega-3 and omega-6. These EFAs must be obtained from the diet or nutritional supplements. In this important booklet, noted epidemiologist Barbara Wexler, MPH, explains why EFAs are so important to our health and outlines the many health conditions that can be prevented or treated with increased EFA consumption, including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, and cancer. Wexler also offers specific ways that you can increase your EFA intake in your diet and with nutritional supplements.