Fats have a myriad of beneficial roles. The risk for sudden cardiac death is reduced by up to 90% in individuals with the highest HS-Omega-3 Index, or those who have healthy fats, and there is growing evidence for an association between omega-3 biostatus and other conditions such as cellular aging, dry eye, macular degeneration, dementia, depression, joint health, etc. Most Americans do not get enough omega-3′s from their diets, and differences in age, weight, sex, diet, lifestyle habits, metabolism, and absorption make it impossible to accurately predict anyone’s omega-3 status. We are even taught that fats are bad. The only way to know for sure is to measure omega-3s and make sure you know how to improve your fat intake through different dietary components.