eicosapentaenoic love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to eicosapentaenoic acid or its derivatives


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From eicosapentaene + -oic


  • Most big studies confirming the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3s have tested either docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 found in salmon, sardines and breast milk, or another fish oil called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).

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  • Fish-oil supplements are particularly rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which discourages inflammation, says Priscilla Evans, N.D., a naturopathic doctor at the Community Wholistic Health Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the “long-chain” forms found in fish and fish oil.

    The Flex Diet

  • However, not all omega-3s are equal: the most powerful, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), are found in oily fish, such as sardines and salmon.

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  • Essential fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are not made in the body.

    The Small Change Diet

  • Women who consumed one or more servings of fish per week, and those who regularly consumed the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) had a 35 percent to 45 percent reduced risk of clinically significant AMD compared with women who consumed the lowest amounts of fish and omega-3s.

    Fish and fish oil linked to reduced risk of macular degeneration

  • The three dietary omega-3s are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

    The Debate Over Men And Omega-3

  • The 16 patients who took 2.2 grams a day of eicosapentaenoic acid EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, maintained their weight, while the 24 people not on the pills lost an average of 5 pounds.

    Fish oil supplements may help curb chemotherapy side effects

  • Decades of research back up the claim that the types of omega-3s found in fish oil, called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), protect the hearts of people who already have cardiovascular disease.

    What You Need To Know About Fish Oil

  • More specifically, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are the long chain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish.

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