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122 Post author: RomeoStevens 28 February 2014 06:28AM

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Comment author: shminux 28 February 2014 07:48:24AM *  1 point [-]

I wonder if farmed salmon, presumably full of colors and antibiotics, has the same beneficial effect as wild.

Comment author: ephion 28 February 2014 03:48:28PM 6 points [-]

A quick google search indicates that salmon farming has become much better in recent years, and might surpass wild salmon soon. Most of the information on fatty acid profiles that I can find is from 2008, before these advances. The chart on this page indicates that farmed salmon has much more fat with a smaller proportion of omega-3. The total n-3 is close (1.8g farmed vs 1.7g wild), but if most of the extra fat is n-6, then you're not doing much for fixing the 3:6 ratio.