Research: O'KEEFE and HARRIS

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Abstract

O'KEEFE and HARRIS, America Heart Institute of Saint Luke's Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA reviewed (85 references) the cardiovascular effects of marine omega-3 fatty acids.

Background

This paper reviews the evidence for omega-3 fatty acids and coronary heart disease. The interest in marine omega-3 fatty acids was initiated by epidemiological studies in the 1970s, which revealed a significantly reduced rate of myocardial infarction in Greenland Inuits compared with western controls.

Methodology

Results

Conclusion

There is emerging evidence of the use of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of coronary heart disease.

References

O'Keefe JH Jr and Harris SW. From Inuit to implementation: omega-3 fatty acids come of age. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 75(6): 607-14. Jun 2000. @i:51

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