Chapter 20. Anti-atherogenic Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

  1. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Peter Libby MD3
  1. Antonella Zampolli DBiol, PhD,
  2. Erling Falk MD and
  3. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch20

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

How to Cite

Zampolli, A., Falk, E. and De Caterina, R. (2007) Anti-atherogenic Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids, in Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease (eds R. De Caterina and P. Libby), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Cardiology, Chair and Postgraduate School of Cardiology; “G. d'Annunzio” University - Chieti, Ospedale San Camillo de Lellis; Via C. Forlanni, 50, 66100 Chieti

  2. 2

    Director, Laboratory for Thrombosis and Vascular Research; CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Area della Ricerca di S. Cataldo; Via G.Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

  3. 3

    Mallinckrodt Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122085

Online ISBN: 9780470988473

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Keywords:

  • N-3 fatty acids;
  • atherosclerosis;
  • high-density lipoprotein;
  • endothelium-leukocyte adhesion molecules;
  • plasma lipids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evidence for antiatherogenic effects of n-3 fatty acids

  • Interference of n-3 fatty acids with atherogenesis: putative mechanisms