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Understanding omega-3's.
Am Heart J. 2006 Mar; 151(3):564-70.AH

Abstract

Omega-3 fatty acids are a subset of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in marine sources as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and in some leafy vegetables, nuts, and oils as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The metabolism of omega-3's may explain the cardioprotective effects observed in epidemiologic and experimental studies. Although most data for cardioprotective effects come from studies of marine sources, vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid) may have similar effects through in vivo conversion to eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. This document will provide an overview of omega-3 fatty acids with a focus on specific sources, metabolism, safety issues, and their potential indication for cardiovascular prevention.

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Division of General Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA. APDeF@yahoo.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16504616

Citation

DeFilippis, Andrew P., and Laurence S. Sperling. "Understanding Omega-3's." American Heart Journal, vol. 151, no. 3, 2006, pp. 564-70.
DeFilippis AP, Sperling LS. Understanding omega-3's. Am Heart J. 2006;151(3):564-70.
DeFilippis, A. P., & Sperling, L. S. (2006). Understanding omega-3's. American Heart Journal, 151(3), 564-70.
DeFilippis AP, Sperling LS. Understanding Omega-3's. Am Heart J. 2006;151(3):564-70. PubMed PMID: 16504616.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Understanding omega-3's. AU - DeFilippis,Andrew P, AU - Sperling,Laurence S, PY - 2004/12/15/received PY - 2005/03/26/accepted PY - 2006/3/1/pubmed PY - 2006/3/22/medline PY - 2006/3/1/entrez SP - 564 EP - 70 JF - American heart journal JO - Am. Heart J. VL - 151 IS - 3 N2 - Omega-3 fatty acids are a subset of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in marine sources as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and in some leafy vegetables, nuts, and oils as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The metabolism of omega-3's may explain the cardioprotective effects observed in epidemiologic and experimental studies. Although most data for cardioprotective effects come from studies of marine sources, vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids (alpha-linolenic acid) may have similar effects through in vivo conversion to eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. This document will provide an overview of omega-3 fatty acids with a focus on specific sources, metabolism, safety issues, and their potential indication for cardiovascular prevention. SN - 1097-6744 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16504616/Understanding_omega_3's_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-8703(05)00351-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -