Cardiovascular effects of omega-3 free Fatty acids.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of omega-3 free Fatty acids.},
  author={Francesco Biscione and Carlo Pignalberi and Alessandro Totteri and Francesco Messina and Giuliano Altamura},
  journal={Current vascular pharmacology},
  volume={5 2},
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential substances for the development and function of human organism. They cannot be synthesized in humans, and consequently have to be acquired from food, almost exclusively from fish. Omega-3 fatty acids exert potent anti-inflammatory and anti-atherosclerotic actions by interfering with the metabolism of arachidonic acid, modifying lipid composition (mainly lowering triglycerides), improving hemodynamics and reducing cardiac hypertrophy. Recently, clinical and… CONTINUE READING