Cardiovascular disease and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

William S. Harris, Yongsoon Park, William L. Isley

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Abstract

Purpose of review: Of all known dietary factors, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may be the most protective against death from coronary heart disease. New evidence has confirmed and refined the cardioprotective role of these fatty acids. Recent findings: Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation reduces the risk of sudden cardiac death and death from any cause within 4 months in post-myocardial infarction patients. Evidence continues to accrue for benefits in the primary prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke, and an anti-arrhythmogenic mechanism is emerging as the most likely explanation. Summary: Current evidence suggests that individuals with coronary artery disease may reduce their risk of sudden cardiac death by increasing their intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids by approximately 1 g per day.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Lipidology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003 Feb 1

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Cardiovascular Diseases
Sudden Cardiac Death
Coronary Disease
Primary Prevention
Coronary Artery Disease
Cause of Death
Fatty Acids
Stroke
Myocardial Infarction

Keywords

  • Fish oil
  • Lipoproteins
  • Statins
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Triglycerides

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Harris, William S. ; Park, Yongsoon ; Isley, William L. / Cardiovascular disease and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. In: Current Opinion in Lipidology. 2003 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 9-14.
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In: Current Opinion in Lipidology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.02.2003, p. 9-14.

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