[Clinical application of omega-3-fatty acids (cod-liver oil)]

A E Vermel'
Klinicheskaia Meditsina 2005, 83 (10): 51-7
A range of prospective studies have proven high efficacy of omega3-polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega3-FA, cod-liver oil (CLO)) in secondary prophylaxis of atherosclerosis and its complications. Monotherapy with CLO or its combination with statines in natients with hypertriglyceridemia substantially lowers triglyceride level. Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, including the capability of prostaglandin production reduction, clinical application of omega3-FA is indicated in high risk of preterm delivery, and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In the latter CLO application allows reduction of the dose of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and improves chief clinical symptoms (reduces pain and morning joint stiffness.)

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