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

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