Omega-3 fatty acids: a growing ocean of choices

Fares, Hassan, Lavie, Carl J., DiNicolantonio, James J., O'Keefe, James H. and Milani, Richard V. (2014) Omega-3 fatty acids: a growing ocean of choices. Current Atherosclerosis Reports, 16 2: . doi:10.1007/s11883-013-0389-6


Author Fares, Hassan
Lavie, Carl J.
DiNicolantonio, James J.
O'Keefe, James H.
Milani, Richard V.
Title Omega-3 fatty acids: a growing ocean of choices
Journal name Current Atherosclerosis Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1523-3804
1534-6242
Publication date 2014-02
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11883-013-0389-6
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 2
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Springer Healthcare
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract There has been increasing interest in the health benefits of supplemental and/or dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), particularly in their role in disease prevention. This interest escalated once their effects on cardiovascular health were observed from numerous observational studies in populations whose diet consisted mainly of fish. Research has since been undertaken on omega-3 PUFAs to investigate their health benefits in a vast array of medical conditions, including primary and secondary prevention. This article discusses the evidence and controversies concerning omega-3 PUFAs in various health conditions. In addition to the effects on cardiovascular health, omega-3 PUFAs have been shown to prevent the development of dementia, reduce systemic inflammatory diseases, prevent prostate cancer, and possibly have a role in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder.
Keyword Polyunsaturated fatty acids
Cardiovascular disease
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article ID 16:389

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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