Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and skeletal health.

  title={Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and skeletal health.},
  author={Bruce A. Watkins and Yong Li and Hugh E Lippman and Mark F. Seifert},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  volume={226 6},
This minireview on skeletal biology describes the actions of prostaglandins and cytokines involved in the local regulation of bone metabolism, it documents the role of lipids in bone biology, and it presents relationships between fatty acids and other factors that impact skeletal metabolism. The data presented herein show consistent and reproducible beneficial effects of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids on bone metabolism and bone/joint diseases. Polyunsaturated fatty acids modulate eicosanoid… CONTINUE READING


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