The role of essential fatty acids in the control of coronary heart disease

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Evidence from various research paradigms supports the cardiovascular benefits of a high intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially the long-chain, marine-derived n-3 PUFA, eicosapentaenoic acids and docosahexaenoic acids. The effect of the plant-derived alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is, however, not clear. Concerns about a high n-6 PUFA intake has been raised, because n-6 PUFA may weaken the effects of n-3 PUFA.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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