eicosapentaenoic acid


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eicosapentaenoic acid

/ei·co·sa·pen·ta·eno·ic ac·id/ (EPA) (i-ko″sah-pen″tah-e-no´ik) an omega-3, polyunsaturated, 20-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

eicosapentaenoic acid

(ī′kō-sə-pĕn′tə-ĭ-nō′ĭk)
n. Abbr. EPA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C20H30O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.

eicosapentaenoic acid

[ī·kō′sə·pen′tə·ē·nō′ik]
an omega-3, 20-carbon fatty acid found almost exclusively in fish and marine animal oils.

eicosapentaenoic acid

One of the omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids found in fish, which increases the high-density lipoprotein (“good”)  cholesterol in the blood; EPA-rich fishes include mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout and tuna.

eicosapentaenoic acid

A polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils which is able to reduce the tendency to blood clotting. It is believed to be protective against CORONARY THROMBOSIS. It appears to act by antagonizing the formation of thromboxane A2, one of the factors in thrombus formation. Brand names are Maxepa and Omacor.

eicosapentaenoic acid

a 20-carbon polyunsaturated fatty acid with five double bonds; a precursor of 1, 2 and 3 series prostaglandins.
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Image with caption: " FreshOMEGA(TM) EVSO contains a full nutrient spectrum with at least 17 beneficial fatty acids, is high in naturally occurring powerful antioxidant Astaxanthin, and omega-rich Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA), Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), and other health-promoting poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.
Fatty fish like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are high in two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
In a case-control study, serum levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and omega-6 (arachidonic) fatty acids were measured approximately 2 months after acute coronary syndrome in 108 patients.
In Asia, both, Australia/New Zealand and Japan have established a recommended dietary intake (RDI) level of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) at levels of between 0.
University of Pittsburgh researchers led by Rajesh Narendran of the Department of Radiology tested the effects of a supplement providing 930 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 750 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in 11 men and women between the ages of 18 and 25.
8,071,646 (the "'646 patent"), that protects and provides Cenestra with exclusivity for highly pure formulations of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in ratios ranging from about 3.
The two omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), seem to have a unique ability to stabilize arrythmias.
In this case, that would typically mean 1-g fish oil capsules that are widely marketed and contain 180 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 120 mg of docosahexaenoic acid.
Forty-one participants aged 65 and older were assigned capsules providing 290 mg eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 203 mg docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); 84 mg lycopene and 240 mg Ginkgo biloba extract daily for three years.
Neither low doses of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are found in fish oil, nor of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), derived from nuts and several vegetable oils, provided any benefit to the vast majority of heart patients.
Because fish is the major source of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), non-fish-eaters may have suboptimal n-3 PUFA status, although the importance of the conversion of plant-derived [alpha]-linolenic acid (ALA) to EPA and DHA is debated.