Erythrocyte omega-3 fatty acids increase and linoleic acid decreases with age: observations from 160,000 patients.

@article{Harris2013ErythrocyteOF,
  title={Erythrocyte omega-3 fatty acids increase and linoleic acid decreases with age: observations from 160,000 patients.},
  author={William S. Harris and James V. Pottala and Stephen A. Varvel and James J Borowski and Jennie N Ward and Joseph P. McConnell},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={257-63}
}
BACKGROUND The fatty acid (FA) composition of the red blood cell (RBC) has been reported to provide prognostic information regarding risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). In particular, the Omega-3 Index (RBC eicosapentaenoic acid+docosahexaenoic acid, EPA+DHA) has been shown to be independently and inversely related to risk for sudden cardiac death and for acute coronary syndromes. Higher linoleic acid (n-6) and lower trans FA levels have also been associated with improved CHD outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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