Effects of n-3 fatty acids on depressive symptoms and dispositional optimism after myocardial infarction.

@article{Giltay2011EffectsON,
  title={Effects of n-3 fatty acids on depressive symptoms and dispositional optimism after myocardial infarction.},
  author={Erik J Giltay and Johanna M Geleijnse and Daan Kromhout},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={1442-50}
}
BACKGROUND In patients who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI), n-3 (omega-3) PUFA status is low, whereas the risk of depression is increased. OBJECTIVE The objective was to assess whether the plant-derived α-linolenic acid (ALA) and the fish fatty acids EPA and DHA would improve affective states. DESIGN In a secondary analysis of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Alpha Omega Trial, 4116 of 4837 (85.1%) patients (aged 60-80 y; 79.2% men) who had experienced an MI… CONTINUE READING
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