Flaxseed oil increases the plasma concentrations of cardioprotective (n-3) fatty acids in humans.

@article{Harper2006FlaxseedOI,
  title={Flaxseed oil increases the plasma concentrations of cardioprotective (n-3) fatty acids in humans.},
  author={Charles R. Harper and Megan J Edwards and Andrew P. DeFilippis and Terry A Jacobson},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={83-7}
}
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a major dietary (n-3) fatty acid. ALA is converted to longer-chain (n-3) PUFA, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and possibly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA are fish-based (n-3) fatty acids that have proven cardioprotective properties. We studied the effect of daily supplementation with 3 g of ALA on the plasma concentration of long-chain (n-3) fatty acids in a predominantly African-American population with chronic illness. In a randomized, double-blind… CONTINUE READING
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