Fish Oil and Vascular Disease

Fish Oil and Vascular Disease

by Raffaele De Caterina
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540197923

ISBN-13: 9783540197928

Pub. Date: 11/28/1992

Publisher: Springer London

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540197928
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Topics in Cardiovascular Diseases Series
Edition description:
1st Edition.
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Epidemiology and nutrition
1n-3 Fatty Acids: Epidemiological Background and General Introduction3
2Dietary Fish Intake and Cardiovascular Protection in Western Populations - The Diet and Reinfarction Trial9
3Modern Agriculture and Aquaculture and the n-6/n-3 Balance15
4Fish Consumption and Blood Pressure: Epidemiological Data23
5The Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: An Overview27
6n-3 Fatty Acids: Incorporation into Tissue Lipids and Interactions with Dietary Components35
n-3 Fatty Acids and the Vessel Wall
7n-3 Fatty Acids and Platelet-Vessel Wall Interactions45
8Platelets, Leukocytes and Atherosclerosis: Possible Links Between n-3 Fatty Acids and Protection from Atherosclerosis51
9Cytokines and their Modulation by n-3 Fatty Acids with Regard to Atherogenesis59
10The Effect of n-3 Fatty Acids on Blood Coagulation65
11n-3 Fatty Acids and Fibrinolysis73
12Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Monocyte Functions79
13Prevention of Cardiac Arrhythmias by n-3 Fatty Acids85
n-3 Fatty Acids and Hypertension
14Essential Hypertension: Current Needs and Methodological Problems with Non-Pharmacological Treatment91
15Eicosanoid Dependent and Independent Effects of n-3 Fatty Acids on Platelets and Vascular Function97
16n-3 Fatty Acids in Hypertension103
17n-3 Fatty Acids in Comparison and in Combination with Other Drugs in the Management of Mild Hypertension111
Subject Index

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