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omega-3 fatty acid

n.
Any of several polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential for human metabolism, have anticoagulant properties, and are found in leafy green vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, and fish such as salmon and mackerel. Increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids can decrease serum concentrations of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol while increasing HDL cholesterol.

[So called because the first double bond in the chain of carbon atoms in such fatty acids is found between the third and fourth atoms when counted from the omega end of the chain.]
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omega-3 fatty acid

n
(Cookery) an unsaturated fatty acid that occurs naturally in fish oil and is valuable in reducing blood-cholesterol levels
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o•me′ga-3 fat′ty ac′id

(oʊˈmi gəˌθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-)
n.
a fatty acid found esp. in fish oil and valuable in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
[1980–85]
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Noun1.omega-3 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
alpha-linolenic acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition
polyunsaturated fatty acid - an unsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has more than one double or triple valence bond per molecule; found chiefly in fish and corn and soybean oil and safflower oil
docosahexaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 22 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
eicosapentaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
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In the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) 25,871 men and women (mean age, 67 years) in the United States who did not have cardiovascular disease at baseline were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 2,000 IU per day of vitamin D, 1 g per day of fish oil (Omacor; providing daily 460 mg of EPA and 380 mg of DHA), both treatments, or placebo (olive oil) for a median duration of 5.3 years.
A: We used 1 gram--or 1,000 milligrams--a day of a very high quality FDA-approved medication called Omacor, which is known as Lovaza in the United States.
Called the VITAL study, the large-scale trial is looking to see whether an intervention of 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 along with one gram of Omacor fish oil daily will reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and stroke in people who do not have a prior history of these illnesses.
The lost prescription drugs consist of: Amlodipin, Atenolol, Atorvastatin, Clopidogrel, Cocodamol, Duloxetine, Gyceryl Trinitrate spray, Lansoprazole, Omacor, Perindopril, Erbumine, Pregabalin, Tiotropium inhaler, Tramadol, Ventolin and Zopiclone.
Clinical overview of Omacor: A concentrated formulation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
The highly purified fish oil being used in the trial has been available commercially in Europe for at least a decade (Omacor) and in the United States since 2004 (Lovaza), and is currently licensed to treat hypertriglyceridemia.
For example, in 2007 NotifyRx advised pharmacies of a Food and Drug Administration-mandated change of the drug name Omacor to Lovaza.
Omacor in familial combined hyperlipidemia: effects on lipids and low density lipoprotein subclasses.
The alginate-based capsule technology is expected to significantly strengthen the product life-cycle management of Pronova BioPharma's products and has the potential for use both with Pronova BioPharma's current active pharmaceutical ingredient, marketed as Omacor in Europe and Lovaza in the United States, as well as in future products under development.
Research examined by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) showed Omacor reduces the risk of another heart attack and can cut the risk of a patient dying by up to 45%.
In his new position, Sheares will oversee the daily operations of the company, including the marketing of the firm's lead product, Omacor. The drug is a prescription Omega-3 fatty acid that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.