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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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TABLE: ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS Essential Fatty Acids AE Alpha-Linolenic Acid Linoleic Acid (18:3n-3) (18:2n-6) Number of Carbons 18 18 Number of Double Bonds 3 2 Omega Designation Omega-3 Omega-6 Category Long Chain Long Chain Polyunsaturated Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Fatty Acid Significant Related EPA (20:5n-3) GLA (18:3n-6) Fatty Acids Eicosapentanoic Acid Gamma Linolenic Acid DHA (22:6n-3) CLA (18:2n-6) Docosahexanoic Acid Conjugated Linoleic Acid Dietary Sources Flaxseed Meat Rapeseed Peanuts Walnuts Corn Microalgae Soy Fatty Cold Water Farmed salmon Fish Relative Prevalence Low High in U.
Arachidonic acid's metabolites are at least 100 times more biologically active than those of eicosapentanoic acid, they report, and they have demonstrated in mice that this activity relates to the metabolites' ability to foster metastasis--the spawning of new tumors far from the initial cancer.
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA): Numerous studies confirm that the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), provide clinically significant anti-inflammatory effects in such multiple diseases as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and cardiovascular disease.
The palmitic acid (C 16:0), palmitoleic acid (C 16:1 n-7), iso (C 17:0 iso), estearic acid (C 18:0), oleic acid (C 18:1 n-9), linoleic acid (C 18:2 n-6), linolenic acid (C 18:3 n-6), eicosapentanoic acid (C 20:5 n-3) and behenic acid (C 22:0) content were similar (p>0.
In the New Zealand study, Francesca Crowe of the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) and colleagues found that study subjects with higher blood levels of eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), a type of fatty acid found in fish, and higher ratio of EPA to arachadonic acid (AA) were found to perform better physically, while subjects with a higher EPA to AA ratio reported higher mental well-being.
In other news, the company has also unveiled SeaSmarts[TM], a new soft gel that contains tuna oil, a highly concentrated source of omega 3 fats, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), in a 40/20 formula.
Study design and validity Researchers randomly assigned patients to 1 of 4 treatment groups: (1) PUFA supplementation, consisting of 850 to 882 mg of eicosapentanoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid daily; (2) vitamin E supplementation, consisting of 300 mg of synthetic [Alpha]-tocopherol daily; (3) PUFA and vitamin E supplementation (same doses); and (4) no supplementation.
16) This makes eicosapentanoic acid ([EPA] in enteric-coated fish oil supplements) an important adjunctive weight loss supplement.
The company has also unveiled SeaSmarts[TM], a new softgel that contains tuna oil, a highly concentrated source of omega 3 fats, docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) in a 40/20 formula.
The temperate marine species of microalgae as those isolated in our study may have a high lipid content, the presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and docosahexanoic eicosapentanoic acids.