Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids prolongs platelet survival in hyperlipidemic patients with atherosclerosis.

@article{Levine1989DietarySW,
  title={Dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids prolongs platelet survival in hyperlipidemic patients with atherosclerosis.},
  author={Peter H. Levine and Martin J Fisher and Priv.Doz.Dr.med. B. Schneider and R H Whitten and Bonnie H. Weiner and Ira S. Ockene and Brian F. Johnson and Mark H. Johnson and Edward M Doyle and P A Riendeau},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={1113-6}
}
Enhanced dietary omega-3 fatty acid consumption is thought to be associated with a reduced incidence of atherothrombotic disorders. This effect may be mediated in part through suppression of in vivo platelet activity by omega-3 fatty acids. We observed that platelet survival, a sensitive indicator of in vivo platelet activity was prolonged from 6.4 +/- 1.5 days to 7.7 +/- 1.4 days by moderate amounts of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for 6 weeks in a group of hyperlipidemic patients… CONTINUE READING