The benefits of marine omega-3s for preventing arrhythmias

  title={The benefits of marine omega-3s for preventing arrhythmias},
  author={J. DiNicolantonio and J. O'Keefe},
  journal={Open Heart},
  • J. DiNicolantonio, J. O'Keefe
  • Published 2020
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Open Heart
  • Omega-3s have been theorised to increase membrane fluidity by reducing compression of the acyl chains of membrane phospholipid fatty acids, which can lead to a reduction in the ‘spring-like’ tension on membrane ion channels. This spring-like tension can reduce the ability of ions to freely move in and out of the ion channel and hence reduce its conductance. This is known as the ‘Andersen membrane spring-like tension hypothesis’ and is just one way marine omega-3s may prevent arrhythmias.1 This… CONTINUE READING


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