Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cardiac myocyte protection
Department of Experimental Medicine and Biochemical Sciences, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. email@example.com
01 January 2011
Many epidemiologic, observational and randomized human clinical trials have demonstrated beyond doubt the protective cardiovascular effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). Cardiac myocytes protection by omega-3 PUFAs involves several mechanisms which might have a synergistic effect. This review provides a summary of the in vitro and in vivo effects of omega-3 PUFAs on cardiac myocytes health and reports the outcome of a number of clinical trials in patients consuming omega-3 PUFAs.
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Roberto Bei, Alessandro Frigiola, Laura Masuelli, Laura Marzocchella, Ilaria Tresoldi, Andrea Modesti, Fabio Galvano. Effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on cardiac myocyte protection. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2011. 16(5); 1833-1843.