Omega-3 acids have a positive impact on components of the metabolic syndrome such as lipid and carbohydrate imbalances and insulin resistance. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve the lipid profile of blood serum by intensifying the fatty acid β-oxidation process in the liver, by increasing lipoprotein lipase activity, reducing the VLDL-cholesterol fraction and slightly increasing the HDL-cholesterol synthesis.
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Clinical benefits of Omega-3 acid diet supplementation
Omega-3 ALA acids are essential diet components that cannot be produced by the human body. Linseed is their basic source. Omega-3 acids have anti-inflammatory properties, they prevent atherosclerosis of the blood vessels and influence the proper development of the central nervous system and vision. Thanks to these qualities, they have found a well-established use in […]
The cardiovascular risk vs. Omega-3 protection mechanisms
Cardioprotective actions of Omega-3 reduction in heart rate antiarrhythmic action lower blood pressure improved endothelial function increased contractility of blood vessels reduced platelet aggregation inhibited synthesis of proinflammatory factors stabilized atherosclerotic plaque drop in triglyceride levels increased HDL-cholesterol lower oxidative stress level