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Health impacts of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid

Mateos, H. T., Lewandowski, P. A., Vaughan, V. C. and Su, X. Q. 2013, Health impacts of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, CAB reviews : perspectives in agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and natural resources, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1-12.

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Title Health impacts of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid
Author(s) Mateos, H. T.
Lewandowski, P. A.
Vaughan, V. C.ORCID iD for Vaughan, V. C. orcid.org/0000-0003-3879-2448
Su, X. Q.
Journal name CAB reviews : perspectives in agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and natural resources
Volume number 8
Issue number 7
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher CABI
Place of publication Oxfordshire, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1749-8848
Summary Long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) particularly, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 22: 5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22: 6n-3) have been reported to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) including myocardial infarction, stroke, coronary artery disease and sudden cardiac death. In addition, these fatty acids play an important role in reduction of cancer risks, Alzheimer's disease, depression and schizophrenia. Furthermore, studies also showed that EPA and DHA are important for foetal development, particularly neuronal and retinal functions. Several recent human trials have strengthened the evidence that EPA and DHA can reduce the risks of various chronic diseases although this has not been a uniform finding. In general, the high prevalence of mortality caused by chronic disease can be prevented by consumption of LC n-3 PUFA, which has been proven to have considerable health benefits. The aim of this paper was to review main scientific evidence regarding the health impact of LC n-3 PUFA, especially EPA and DHA on chronic disease including CVD, cancer, mental health, arthritis and infant development.
Language eng
Field of Research 111103 Nutritional Physiology
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052871

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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