Fish oil consumption and reduction of arterial disease.

  title={Fish oil consumption and reduction of arterial disease.},
  author={Kristof Vanschoonbeek and Moniek P M de Maat and Johan W. M. Heemskerk},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={133 3},
Fish oil consumption may help to normalize the prethrombotic state and reduce arterial disease. This antithrombotic potential of fish oil, rich in (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), has been attributed to a reduction in platelet activation, a lowering of plasma triglycerides and (vitamin K-dependent) coagulation factors and/or a decrease in vascular tone. Most intervention studies have shown only moderate effects of (n-3) PUFA on these hemostatic variables. On the other hand, the usually… CONTINUE READING

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