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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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I think Omacor really is an advance in omega-3s," said Dr.
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In early November last year, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Osaka, Japan, and Pronova entered into a license and supply agreement for Omacor, to position it as a pharmaceutical product for the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia.
As part of this filing, Reliant submitted new data from the recently completed COMBination of Omacor and Simvastatin (COMBOS) trial that evaluated the efficacy and safety of Omacor as an adjunct to diet and simvastatin therapy for the treatment of high triglycerides.
Currently, Omacor may help up to 5 million Americans whose triglyceride levels are very high," said Steven Ketchum, Ph.
Omacor is the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved omega-3 fatty acid.
It's important to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Omacor as adjunctive therapy in these patients," said Robert Shalwitz, MD, Vice President of Clinical Development, Reliant Pharmaceuticals.
The launch of Omacor in the United States further demonstrates Reliant's commitment to providing patients with safe and proven cardiovascular and lipid-regulating therapies," said Dr.
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