Omega-3 fatty acids and metabolic syndrome: effects and emerging mechanisms of action.

@article{Poudyal2011Omega3FA,
  title={Omega-3 fatty acids and metabolic syndrome: effects and emerging mechanisms of action.},
  author={Hemant Poudyal and Sunil K Panchal and Vishal Diwan and Lindsay Brown},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={372-87}
}
Epidemiological, human, animal, and cell culture studies show that n-3 fatty acids, especially α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), reduce the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. EPA and DHA, rather than ALA, have been the focus of research on the n-3 fatty acids, probably due to the relatively inefficient conversion of ALA to EPA and DHA in rodents and humans. This review will assess our current understanding of the effects and potential… CONTINUE READING

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