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American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2015, 3(1), 4-7
DOI: 10.12691/ajms-3-1-2
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Researches on the Pharmacological Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Zunting Pang1, Qiang Zhang1, Zhixiang Tian1 and Chunchao Han1,

1School of Pharmacy, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jinan 250355, People’s Republic of China

Pub. Date: June 25, 2015

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Zunting Pang, Qiang Zhang, Zhixiang Tian and Chunchao Han. Researches on the Pharmacological Effects of Eicosapentaenoic Acid. American Journal of Medicine Studies. 2015; 3(1):4-7. doi: 10.12691/ajms-3-1-2


Fish oils are the most common source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), mainly eicosapentaenoic acid(EPA). It has been pointed out protective effects and beneficial effects of EPA on body weight reduction, heart health, blood lipid profile, cardiovascular diseases and other diseases. Based on its biological activities, EPA may be developed to a complementary and alternative medicine through further research. In this paper, the pharmacological effects of EPA were summarized by reviewing the recent related literatures.

eicosapentaenoic acid pharmacological effects research progress

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