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Fish oil fatty acids and vascular reactivity

Jackson, K. G. and Minihane, A. M. (2013) Fish oil fatty acids and vascular reactivity. In: Watson, R. R. and Preedy, V. R. (eds.) Bioactive food as dietary interventions for cardiovascular disease. Bioactive foods in chronic disease states. Elsevier, Boston, pp. 627-646. ISBN 9780123964854

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-396485-4.00033-5

Abstract/Summary

Endothelial dysfunction and an associated increase in vascular tone are risk factors for cardiovascular disease and highly predictive of future cardiovascular events. A part of the benefits associated with increased intake of the long chain (LC) n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, found in fish oils is a positive impact on cardiovascular health. Here, the recent evidence from human observational and intervention trials are reviewed, and an insight into potential mechanisms underlying the impact of LC n-3 PUFA on vascular reactivity is provided.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:33625
Publisher:Elsevier

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