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Editors: Eetu P. Heikkinen
Book Description:
Eating fish offers major health advantages. The primary benefit found from including fish oils in the diet is the diminished risk for sudden cardiac death. What this means is that fish eaters decrease the chance of dying suddenly from a heart attack (there are different kinds of heart attacks). Two mechanisms explain how this may work. First, it seems that the fish oil fatty acids reduce blood clotting by decreasing the stickiness of blood platelets. Second, omega-3 oils may play a role in stabilizing heart rhythms. It could be that the electrical impulses that go awry during some heart attacks are preserved in fish eaters. These protective qualities may work together, resulting in a lessened risk of sudden cardiac death that's been found among fish consumers. Other possible health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are their potential to help lower blood pressure and protect against some forms of stroke. This new book presents the latest research in the field from around the globe.

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Preface

Expert Commentary

Not Just for Depression. Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Anxiety Disorders
(Brian M. Ross, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada) pp. 1-5

Research and Review Studies

1. Evidence-Based Evaluation of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency as a Risk Factor for Recurrent Neuropsychiatric Illness: Current Status and Future Directions
(Robert K. McNamara, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH)pp. 7-67

2. Fish Oil Supplementation and Asthma
(Timothy D. Mickleborough, Department of Kinesiology, Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, Indiana University, Indiana, USA, Martin R. Lindley, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK) pp. 69-86

3. Current Opinions regarding Fish Oils as Remedies in the Near Future
(Shuji Gamoh, Dept. of Environmental Physiology, Shimane Univ. Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Japan, Shahdat Md Hossain, Dept. of Environmental Physiology, Shimane Univ. Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Japan, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar Univ., Savar, Bangladesh, Michio Hashimoto, Dept. of Environmental Physiology, Shimane Univ. Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Japan) pp. 87-115

4. Is there a Role for N-3 Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Depressed Mood? A Review of the Evidence
(K.M. Appleton, School of Psychology, Queen’s University of Belfast, P.J. Rogers, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, A.R. Ness, Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol)pp. 117-139

5. Beneficial Effects of N-3 Pufas on Uv-Induced Skin Damage and Tumorigenesis
(Gabriella Calviello, Simona Serini, Elisabetta Piccioni, Institute of General Pathology, Catholic University, Italy, Leonardo Celleno, Institute of Dermatology, Catholic University, Italy) pp. 141-158

6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Bench and Bedside
(Martina Wendel and Axel R. Heller, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany) pp. 159-184

7. Fish oil in the Gastrointestinal Tract: Emphasis on Function and Inflammation and Potential Efficacy in Chronic Disorders
(Emile Levy and Schohraya Spahis Research Centre, CHU-Sainte-Justine, and Department of Nutrition, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada)pp. 185-196

8. Fish Oils and Health Research Journal Literature Index
(Jean Carleton) pp. 197-218

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-428-0
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