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Fatty Acids, Omega-3

"Fatty Acids, Omega-3" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A group of fatty acids, often of marine origin, which have the first unsaturated bond in the third position from the omega carbon. These fatty acids are believed to reduce serum triglycerides, prevent insulin resistance, improve lipid profile, prolong bleeding times, reduce platelet counts, and decrease platelet adhesiveness.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Fatty Acids, Omega-3" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Fatty Acids, Omega-3" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 609 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 45 publications in 2011 and 2014
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