omega-3 fatty acid

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omega-3 fatty acid

n.
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for human metabolism, have anticoagulant properties, and are found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, and fish such as salmon and mackerel. Increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids can decrease serum concentrations of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol.

omega-3 fatty acid

a fatty acid with a double bond located at the third carbon atom away from the omega (methyl) end of the molecule. Major sources are cold-water fish and vegetable oils. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, appear to have protective functions in preventing the formation of blood clots and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. See also essential fatty acid.

omega-3 fatty acid

, ?-3 fatty acid
Any of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids found in the oils of some saltwater fish, and in canola, flaxseed, walnuts, and some vegetables. These acids include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Alpha-linolenic acid (found in flaxseed and chia) can be metabolically converted to omega-3 fatty acids in the body. People whose diets are rich in omega-3 fatty acids have a reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease. Synonym: n-3 fatty acid
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Omacor is also approved in key European and certain Asian markets for the secondary prevention of post-myocardial infarction, or Post-MI, the period following the initial survival of a heart attack.
I think Omacor really is an advance in omega-3s," said Dr.
Other omega-3 supplements have been available for years but Dr Peter said Omacor was different because it was produced from selected fish oils using a unique purification process.
11 May 2011 - Norwegian company Pronova BioPharma ASA (OSL: PRON) said Tuesday that a pivotal phase 3 clinical trial of the omega-3 product Omacor (TAK-085), carried out by Japanese partner Takeda Pharmaceutical Co (TYO: 4502), showed better results than an approved product.
In July the solution alerted pharmacies of a Food and Drug Administration-mandated change of the drug name Omacor to Lovaza.
Last year Pronova Biocare introduced Omacor in Europe, also as a prescription drug, with 90% EPA Ethyl Ester as the active, and more recently Reliant Pharmaceutical introduced Omacor into the U.
Omacor was approved as an adjunct to diet to help reduce triglycerides in patients with levels above 500 mg/dL.
Liberty Corner, NJ, has launched its new lipid-regulating drug Omacor (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) as an adjunct to the diet for the treatment of adults with very high levels of triglycerides (TG)--defined as 500 milligrams/deciliter (mg/dL) or higher.
FDA has approved a new drug application submitted by the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories for Omacor (omega 3 acid ethyl esters) capsules as an adjunct to the diet to reduce triglyceride levels in adult patients with triglyceride levels >500 mg/dL.
Liberty Corner, NJ, and Pronova Biocare AS, Oslo, Norway, have reached an agreement for Reliant to market Omacor (omega 3 acid ethyl esters) in the U.
Pronova BioPharma's first commercialised product is sold as Omacor in Europe and Asia, and as Lovaza in the US.