Fish Oil and Vascular Disease

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Fish Oil and Vascular Disease covers the most relevant aspects of fish oil (n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) on vascular disease. The text includes background epidemiological information, nutritional aspects, effects on various biological functions, possibly mediating the effects on atherosclerosis and its clinical sequelae, and offers an extensive coverage of the effects upon blood pressure. The book is divided into three main sections. The first deals with the epidemiological and nutritional background of the n-3 PUFA and their relation to cardiovascular disease.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Epidemiology and nutrition
1 n-3 Fatty Acids: Epidemiological Background and General Introduction 3
2 Dietary Fish Intake and Cardiovascular Protection in Western Populations - The Diet and Reinfarction Trial 9
3 Modern Agriculture and Aquaculture and the n-6/n-3 Balance 15
4 Fish Consumption and Blood Pressure: Epidemiological Data 23
5 The Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: An Overview 27
6 n-3 Fatty Acids: Incorporation into Tissue Lipids and Interactions with Dietary Components 35
n-3 Fatty Acids and the Vessel Wall
7 n-3 Fatty Acids and Platelet-Vessel Wall Interactions 45
8 Platelets, Leukocytes and Atherosclerosis: Possible Links Between n-3 Fatty Acids and Protection from Atherosclerosis 51
9 Cytokines and their Modulation by n-3 Fatty Acids with Regard to Atherogenesis 59
10 The Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids on Blood Coagulation 65
11 n-3 Fatty Acids and Fibrinolysis 73
12 Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Monocyte Functions 79
13 Prevention of Cardiac Arrhythmias by n-3 Fatty Acids 85
n-3 Fatty Acids and Hypertension
14 Essential Hypertension: Current Needs and Methodological Problems with Non-Pharmacological Treatment 91
15 Eicosanoid Dependent and Independent Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Platelets and Vascular Function 97
16 n-3 Fatty Acids in Hypertension 103
17 n-3 Fatty Acids in Comparison and in Combination with Other Drugs in the Management of Mild Hypertension 111
Subject Index
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